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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Davor Dujmovic ... Perhan
Bora Todorovic ... Ahmed
... Khaditza (Grandmother)
Husnija Hasimovic ... Merdzan (Uncle)
Sinolicka Trpkova ... Azra (girlfriend)
... Zabit (neighbor)
Elvira Sali ... Danira (sister)
Suada Karisik ... Dzamila
Mirsad Zulic ... Zef
Ajnur Redzepi ... Perhan's son
Sedrije Halim ... Ruza, Azra's mother
Saban Rojan
... Sadam
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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"When God came down to earth he could not deal with the gypsies . . . and he took the next flight back"

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Comedy | Crime | Drama | Fantasy

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9 February 1990 (USA)  »

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Tiempo de gitanos  »

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$280,015
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Official submission of Yugoslavia to the Best Foreign Language Film category of the 62nd Academy Awards. See more »

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Referenced in Pgisha Iveret (2003) See more »

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Ederlezi
Arranged by Goran Bregovic
Performed by Vaska Jankovska
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Remarkable
1 November 2006 | by See all my reviews

This is the kind of movie I cannot forget. Well, to be honest, the reason why I watched it was to see my girlfriend, who suggested to watch it at her's. I wasn't really impressed by the movie and I thought it'd be another of those I'd forget about. And I wouldn't comment on it if there wouldn't be something special to it. I just keep thinking about it again and again, and I get the feeling it wasn't so boring as I thought. That's exactly what I find interesting. There are movies which you think are bad, and forget about them. There are movies where you see they are great and you never forget them. And there are movies which you think they haven't impressed you at all, but after some time you still think about them and you keep remembering them whether you like it or not. And eventually you find that they were quite good just the way they was. And so is this movie. What it wants to tell you is not the story it tells - a story which you may find uninteresting, longish, alien, of no matter to you. This film wants to give you an impression of the Gypsy way of life. And after seeing it and thinking about it, you feel like understanding the Gypsies somewhat more.


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