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Dom za vesanje (1988)

In this luminous tale set in the area around Sarajevo and in Italy, Perhan, an engaging young Romany (gypsy) with telekinetic powers, is seduced by the quick-cash world of petty crime, which threatens to destroy him and those he loves.

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Emir Kusturica
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Davor Dujmovic Davor Dujmovic ... Perhan
Bora Todorovic Bora Todorovic ... Ahmed
Ljubica Adzovic ... Khaditza (Grandmother)
Husnija Hasimovic Husnija Hasimovic ... Merdzan (Uncle)
Sinolicka Trpkova Sinolicka Trpkova ... Azra (girlfriend)
Zabit Memedov ... Zabit (neighbor)
Elvira Sali Elvira Sali ... Danira (sister)
Suada Karisik Suada Karisik ... Dzamila
Predrag Lakovic
Mirsad Zulic Mirsad Zulic ... Zef
Ajnur Redzepi Ajnur Redzepi ... Perhan's son
Sedrije Halim Sedrije Halim ... Ruza, Azra's mother
Saban Rojan Saban Rojan
Branko Djuric ... Sadam
Edin Rizvanovic Edin Rizvanovic
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Storyline

In this luminous tale set in the former Yugoslavia, Perhan, an engaging young Romany with telekinetic powers, is seduced by the quick-cash world of petty crime that threatens to destroy him and those he loves. Written by Dawn M. Barclift

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Taglines:

"When God came down to earth he could not deal with the gypsies . . . and he took the next flight back"

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Drama | Fantasy

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK | Italy | Yugoslavia

Release Date:

9 February 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tiempo de gitanos See more »

Filming Locations:

Sutka, Macedonia See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$280,015
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Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Mono | Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Filmed in nine months. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Underground (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Ederlezi
Arranged by Goran Bregovic
Performed by Vaska Jankovska
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Beautiful
29 April 2001 | by sparkabilitySee all my reviews

I'm glad I was bored on a Friday night and decided to browse the foreign film section. I randomly picked Time of the Gypsies, and now it is my favorite. The soundtrack, as well as the movie, is amazing. This film is unique in almost every aspect. It was moving without being too gushy or fake--I highly recommend seeing it. The other commentees have said pretty much everything else about this film in an nicely eloquent way, so I feel I need not elaborate. :)


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