Roming is a comical road movie about three Romas' journey from North Bohemia to Slovakia. Jura (Vítezslav Holub) is a modern, rational young man who is studying at university and doing well... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bolek Polívka ...
Marián Labuda ...
Vítezslav Holub ...
Jean Constantin ...
Corina Moise ...
Vladimír Javorský ...
Postman / God / Devil / Death
Emanoil Florentina ...
Oldrich Vlach ...
Eva Leinweberová ...
Jaromír Nosek ...
Miroslav Hanus ...
Milan Senki ...
Mihajli's Son
Robert Senki ...
Mihajli's Son
Jan Surmaj ...
Mihajli's Son
Petr Surmaj ...
Mihajli's Son


Roming is a comical road movie about three Romas' journey from North Bohemia to Slovakia. Jura (Vítezslav Holub) is a modern, rational young man who is studying at university and doing well. When his father (Marián Labuda) asks him to go to Slovakia with him to meet his bride-to-be - from an agreement Jura's father made with his best friend when Jura was still a boy - Jura can't believe his ears. At first he rejects the ridiculous request, but it doesn't take long before he folds under his father's emotional blackmail. Together with the temperamental and uncontrollable family friend Stano (Bolek Polívka), they set off in an old delivery van on a cross-country trip. Roming is an exceptional film in all ways. Just below the surface of the comedy-road movie genre is the universal message of human solidarity, tolerance, and searching for one's own identity. The screenplay won the Sazka Prize and came in first in the national round for the international Hartley-Merrill Prize. Written by Czech film center

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Release Date:

31 May 2007 (Czech Republic)  »

Also Known As:

Amen Sam  »

Box Office


CZK 28,000,000 (estimated)

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)


Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Referenced in Vsechnopárty: Episode dated 13 May 2008 (2008) See more »

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Somali and his characters
28 January 2012 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

a nice comedy about Gypsy community. mixture between fairy tale and road movie , lesson about basic values, definition of differences between generations and about soul of a hidden nation. behind that, one of the good acting of Jean Constantin, an extraordinary Romanian actor as Somali, head of a small kingdom, character of epic, searcher of magic bird, essence of Gypsy tradition, new Ahasverus who gentle fights against God, Devil and death, illustration of innocence and man without virtues, traveler on a long and ambiguous way to have crumb of sense for his existence. a movie like steam of Balkanian food. piece of Mitteleuropa, far by West but pure in its search to self - definition. a character who becomes creator of his author. a son who discover importance of roots. a father for who oldness is motif to configure trace of his life. a friend, strange kind of Don Quijote and Oblomov for who existence is a beautiful woman who must be conquered.

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