During WWII a youth deserts his country's army after a combat experience, but not before wounding his commanding officer with a knife in order to escape. The young man, now very emotionally distraught, dresses in women's clothes and eventually joins a passing gypsy caravan, who think him a young girl... as well as a kind of seer, or 'rawney'. In time, however, he regains some composure and becomes attracted to one of the gypsy girls, which only leads to problems within the gypsy band, especially when the wounded commanding officer finds him
Passion. Deception. Madness. Redemption.
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The film was screened in the "Un Certain Regard" section at the 1988 Cannes Film Festival. See more
Poor Old Tom
Written and Composed by John Tams See more