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Time of the Gypsies (1988)

Dom za vesanje (original title)
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.

Director:

Emir Kusturica
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Cast

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

According to Kusturica, the gypsies' laws are founded on two things - a deep myth and the terrific spiritual resources drawn from that myth. See more »

Connections

Features In Search of... (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

Ederlezi
Arranged by Goran Bregovic
Performed by Vaska Jankovska
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User Reviews

 
Kusturica's ugly magic.
21 January 2002 | by DukeEmanSee all my reviews

When I see a Kusturica film, I see the magic of Fellini but with a sinister edge. His characters may be crude and immorally incorrect, but interesting enough as an observation piece that represents the madness of life. All this done through an epic journey taken by the young and shy Perhan, who discovers the crudeness of live that alters his whole believes and existence. The film plays like an opera, but without the soap, making it another Kusturica masterpiece that mixes the real with the bizarre.


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Country:

Yugoslavia | Italy | UK

Release Date:

9 February 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Time of the Gypsies See more »

Filming Locations:

Sutka, Macedonia See more »

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Gross USA:

$280,015
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Sound Mix:

Mono | Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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