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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.

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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
Sinolicka Trpkova Sinolicka Trpkova ... Azra
Zabit Memedov ... Zabit
Elvira Sali Elvira Sali ... Danira
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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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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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

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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Quite the masterpiece..
28 August 2003 | by Exiled_ArchangelSee all my reviews

Dom za vesanje is not a movie that an average viewer can comprehend thoroughly, but this doesn't change the fact that it's a masterpiece. Emir Kusturica's storytelling requires some talent, intelligence, and flawless attention to follow and understand correctly, nonetheless it's absolutely unique and fantastic. I would never ever have thought I'd enjoy seeing the world through Yugoslavian gypsies' eyes, but it turned out to be possible so long as it's Kusturica who opens the window. Goran Bregovic's adorable tunes suit the movie perfectly fine too. This movie was one of those that strengthened my opinion which states European movies are a billion times better than American movies. Thanks to Kusturica and Bregovic for producing such a beauty. A perfect 10 for the cast as well.


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