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Queen of the Gypsies (1976)

Tabor ukhodit v nebo (original title)
Rada, a beautiful and very proud gipsy girl is used to steal men's hearts and monk them. Zobar is a horse thief who's heart is stolen by Rada and his mind is bewitched. He is ready to give up his freedom but not his pride.

Director:

Emil Loteanu

Writers:

Maxim Gorky (stories), Emil Loteanu
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Cast

Credited cast:
Grigore Grigoriu ... Loiko Zobar (as Grigori Grigoriu)
Svetlana Toma ... Radda
Barasbi Mulayev Barasbi Mulayev ... Makar Chudra (as B. Mulayev)
Ion Sandri Scurea Ion Sandri Scurea ... Siladi
Pavel Andreychenko ... Talimon
Sergiu Finiti Sergiu Finiti ... Bubulia
Lyalya Chyornaya Lyalya Chyornaya ... Old Gypsy Woman
Borislav Brondukov ... Bucha (as Boryslav Brondukov)
Nelli Volshaninova ... Rusalina
Vsevolod Gavrilov ... Danilo
Mikhail Shishkov Mikhail Shishkov ... Nur
Nikolai Volshaninov Nikolai Volshaninov ... Aralambi
Vasyl Symchych ... Balint (as Vasili Simchich)
Yelena Sadovskaya Yelena Sadovskaya ... Yulishka
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Zinajda Antonova Zinajda Antonova
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This colourful, music-filled and sensual melodrama based on early stories by Maxim Gorky tells the fatal love story between the beautiful and rebellious girl Rada and the handsome horse thief Zobar. The story is set in early 20th century Bessarabia, now part of Moldova. Written by Markku Kuoppamäki

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Grand Prize Winner of the San Sebastian Film Festival

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Drama | Musical | Romance

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Referenced in Stav ztroskotání (1984) See more »

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Worth seeing but a bit too much 70s-like
11 September 2005 | by tlespagnolSee all my reviews

This film, known as "Satra" - a group of wandering gypsies - to the Romanians is definitely worth viewing. Based on a short novel by Gorki, it gives a snapshot of Gypsy life in the Far-Eastern part of the Habsburg Empire. Nevertheless, the film is a bit diminished by its 1970s-Soviet origin: many badly played-back songs, a soundtrack that tends to give a hippy-70s flavors to the Gypsy songs. I'm not so enthusiastic about the work of the composer who rather spoiled the Gypsy music than improved it. In this domain, Goran Bregovici keeps the lead. The RUSCICO DVD edition includes some interesting bonus though not very enlightening. Notice that the script was refused by the Moldovan Film Studios so that it was shot by the Moscow film studios.


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Country:

Soviet Union

Language:

Russian

Release Date:

April 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Queen of the Gypsies See more »

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Production Co:

Mosfilm See more »
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Sound Mix:

70 mm 6-Track

Color:

Color (Sovcolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.20 : 1
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