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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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Credited cast:
La Caita La Caita ... Herself
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Storyline

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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Trivia

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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Referenced in Human Heart Explodes (2006) See more »

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Haunting music, haunting images.
18 December 2001 | by snikrepkireSee all my reviews

Beautifully filmed, mind expanding exploration of Gypsy culture in the context of their music. Travel across a continent, experiencing the amazing musical styles of various groups of Gypsy peoples. It is sort of misleading to say this movie is not narrated. It is masterfully narrated by the music itself, the soaring melodies and subtititled lyrics tell a story much better than a narrator would have. See this film.


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