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South of France. In the sultry August heat, Geronimo, a young social educator, tries to ease tensions between the youngsters of the St Pierre neighborhood. The mood changes when Nil Terzi, a teenage girl of Turkish origin, flees an arranged marriage, running to the arms of her gypsy lover, Lucky Molina. Their escape sparks hostilities between the two clans. When the jousting and the musical battles begin, Geronimo struggles to quell the ensuing unrest around her. Written by
Cannes Film Festival
What a tremendous drama this another version of Romeo and Juliette or WEST SIDE STORY, where two families fight against each other because of a young Turkish bride who runs away on the wedding day to take refuge in her Gypsy lover's arms...Guess the following events. The most amazing here is the Celine Sallette's terrific performance, one of her best up today, as a dedicated youngster educator who fights like a dog, to prevent the drama between the two communities.
Tony Gatlif is a director specialized in movies speaking of lesser people, especially gypsy one. He is a true master in depicting social despair, poor people's griefs. See for instance LES PRINCES OR GADJO DILLO.
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