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A man is looking for a singer he had heard on cassette. He finds much more.

Director:

Tony Gatlif

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Tony Gatlif (original screenplay and adaptation), Kits Hilaire (screenplay adaptation) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Romain Duris ... Stéphane
Rona Hartner ... Sabina
Izidor Serban Izidor Serban ... Isidor
Ovidiu Balan Ovidiu Balan ... Sami
Angela Serban Angela Serban ... Angela
Aurica Ursan Aurica Ursan ... Aurica
Vasile Serban Vasile Serban ... Vasile
Ioan Serban Ioan Serban ... Ioan
Gheorge Gherebenec Gheorge Gherebenec ... Gheorge
Dan Astileanu Dan Astileanu ... Dumitru
Valentin Teodosiu Valentin Teodosiu ... Le Secrétaire de Mairie / Denech
Petre Nicolae Petre Nicolae ... L'Épicier
Calman Kantor Calman Kantor ... Radu
Florin Moldovan Florin Moldovan ... Adriani
Adrian Simionescu Adrian Simionescu ... L'Enfant Prodige
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Storyline

Stéphane, a young French man from Paris, travels to Romania. He is looking for the singer Nora Luca, whom his father had heard all the time before his death. Wandering along a frozen road, he meets old Izidor, a member of the Roma (Gypsy) and tells him of Nora Luca. Izidor seems to understand and takes him to his village. Stéphane believes that Izidor will take him to Nora Luca when the time has come. So, he lives in the Roma(Gypsy) village for several months. The other inhabitants dislike him at first (as he comes from those who call them thieves and attack their folks) but when they as they get to know him better, they grow to like him. In summer, the ice between him and beautiful Sabina finally cracks, and a secret is revealed. Written by Julian Reischl <julianreischl@mac.com>

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In Every Soul There is a Gypsy

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Music | Romance

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

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Country:

Romania | France

Language:

French | Romanian | Romany

Release Date:

7 August 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

O Estrangeiro Louco See more »

Filming Locations:

Transylvania, Romania See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,136, 9 August 1998, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$673,153, 3 January 1999
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Runtime:

| (Director's Cut)

Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby SR

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Third movie of Tony Gatlif's trilogy on the Romani people. It was preceded by Les princes (1983) and Latcho Drom (1993). See more »

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I simply loved it.
30 April 2005 | by magnus-petterssonSee all my reviews

There's several reasons for it. Rona Hartner's acting. Adrian "Copilu minune" Simionescu's music and, maybe most of all, Izidor Serban's intensity. As far as I know, he is a complete acting amateur. My wife is Romanian, and I play bass with one, maybe the only, gypsy orchestra in Sweden - with roma from Macedonia, Serbia and Bulgaria. I know their language a bit, but it is not the same dialect as in the movie, which I guess is "kaldarash", the guys in the band speaks "arlija". We do some of Adrian's songs, though... If you liked this movie I recommend the documentary "Iag Bari", which is a film about the moldovan gypsy brass band Fanfare Ciocârlia.


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