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Transylvania (2006)

Zingarina, who is two-month pregnant, travels from France to Transylvania with her friend Marie to seek out her lover Milan Agustin that was deported from France. They hire the guide and ... See full summary »

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Tony Gatlif

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Tony Gatlif
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Cast

Credited cast:
Asia Argento ... Zingarina
Amira Casar ... Marie
Birol Ünel ... Tchangalo
Alexandra Beaujard Alexandra Beaujard ... Luminitsa
Marco Castoldi ... Milan Agustin
Bea Palya Bea Palya ... La chanteuse du cabaret (as Beata Palya)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Marina Boldizsac Marina Boldizsac ... La chanteuse ukrainenne
Rares Budileanu Rares Budileanu ... Le jeune musicien
Nicolae Cristache Nicolae Cristache ... Le passeur
Florin Estefan Florin Estefan ... Le chanteur d'opéra
Gabor Gabor ... Gabor, le paysan au traîneau
Simion Lupu Simion Lupu ... Le chanteur d'opéra
Cornel Reileanu Cornel Reileanu ... Le bedeau
Mariana Rus Mariana Rus ... Vandana
Anton Tauf Anton Tauf ... Le pope
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Zingarina, who is two-month pregnant, travels from France to Transylvania with her friend Marie to seek out her lover Milan Agustin that was deported from France. They hire the guide and interpreter Luminitsa to help them to find the musician Milan. When she finds him, she is rejected and Milan tells that he was not deported, but left her. Zingarina has a breakdown and leaves Marie on the road, wandering with a street boy. Soon she meets the traveling trader Tchangalo and she joins him in a road travel without destiny. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Country:

France

Release Date:

4 October 2006 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Transylwania See more »

Filming Locations:

Romania See more »

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Dolby Digital

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2.35 : 1
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Tchiki Tchiki
Composed by Sandu Ciorba
Lyrics by Tony Gatlif
Performed by Bea Palya
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Pretentious, Boring, Senseless and Pointless Love Story
26 July 2013 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

Zingarina (Asia Argento), who is two-month pregnant, travels from France to Transylvania with her friend Marie (Amira Casar) to seek out her lover Milan Agustin (Marco Castoldi) that was deported from France. They hire the guide and interpreter Luminitsa (Alexandra Beaujard) to help them to find the musician Milan. When she finds him, she is rejected and Milan tells that he was not deported, but left her.

Zingarina has a breakdown and leaves Marie on the road, wandering with a street boy. Soon she meets the traveling trader Tchangalo (Birol Ünel) and she joins him in a road travel without destiny.

"Transylvania" is a pretentious, boring, senseless and pointless love story. Pretentious since it is spoken in several languages without coherency with the character's nationality and has a cheap surrealism. Boring since there is no story or character development, only a storyline filled with music, giving the sensation that in Transylvania there are only vampires and music (sorry for the joke). Senseless since nothing makes sense in this movie. Pointless since there is no message and no nothing but a senseless love story. The good thing is the cast that is excellent, especially for me since I am fan of Asia Argento. My vote is three.

Title (Brazil): "Transilvânia" ("Transylvania")


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