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Latcho Drom (1993)

The journey of the Romany people told through musicians and dancers of India, Egypt, Turkey, Romania, Hungary, Slovakia, France, and Spain.

Director:

Tony Gatlif

Writer:

Tony Gatlif

Star:

La Caita
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The film takes the viewer on a journey west, from India to Spain, with stops along the way, to dramatize Romany's nomadic culture. This journey takes place over a year's time, from summer through fall and winter to spring. Gatlif holds his camera on the elemental essentials of this life: water, the wheel, fire, beasts of burden and of sustenance, colorful clothes, jewelry, musical instruments, song, and dance. Throughout, via song and dance, young and old celebrate, embody, and teach the cultural values of family, journey, love, separateness, and persecution. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Documentary | Music

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Country:

France

Release Date:

4 March 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Safe Journey See more »

Filming Locations:

Egypt See more »

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Gross USA:

$1,026,174
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Second movie of Tony Gatlif's trilogy on the Gypsy people. It was preceded by Les princes (1983) and followed by Gadjo dilo (1997). See more »

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Follows Les princes (1983) See more »

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Beautiful Gypsy Music
12 April 2001 | by skoltoSee all my reviews

Latcho Drom is a cinematic survey of Gypsy music from several countries. It is touching, sad and joyous. Most of the segments appear to be completely unstaged, unrehearsed. The music, ranging from the sensual flamenco music of the Spanish Gypsies, to the melancholy music of the Central European Gypsies, is exquisite. If you love Gypsy music, you'll find Latcho Drom absolutely beautiful.


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