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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
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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Storyline

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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Genres:

Drama | Musical | Romance

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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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

70 mm 6-Track

Color:

Color (Sovcolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.20 : 1
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The best movie about Gypsies....ever !
19 May 2008 | by simonasidorinSee all my reviews

I was a kid (in 6th grade) when I saw this movie , Of course I liked this movie for different reasons : I was attracted at that time by the music , by the intensity of scenes ....etc. Now as a mature person I can add more to that picture : the costumes are beautiful , the image is beautiful , sunny , colorful , and after all who can forget the mesmerizing eyes of Rada especially in two scenes : when she stopped with a single look the unchained horses of the baron and second scene with Luicu Zoibar. Now a lot of time elapsed since the movie was released , the director Emil Loteanu and actor Grigore Grigoriu are not with us , but this gem is actual and brand new , it never got old . I agree that is better than Gatliff or Kusturica as a gypsy movie , nobody was more authentic in depicting gypsy life as Loteanu , costumes are authentic , besides main characters the rest of SATRA are real ethnic Gypsies , not look- alike , songs are sung in Romany not Russian or whatever , and they were sung in a lot of weddings or parties in Romania , everybody knew them (even people who never watched the movie).As I said Gypsies are depicted as they are : with qualities , with defects , no stereotypes , unbiased. They are not the Gypsies of SNATCH , where Brad Pitt looks anything you like : Chinese,Arab,east-European.....whatever but never like a gypsy. Who wants to know more about Roma nation they should watch this movie . It is a sad and impossible love but I do not say more I let the viewer to judge this movie . Myself I was impressed and I had a wonderful experience re-watching this movie , you award this with an Oscar and still is not enough... It is a must see !


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