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Transylvania (2006)

Zingarina, who is two-months 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 »


Tony Gatlif


Tony Gatlif
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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


Zingarina, who is two-months 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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Zingarina: What is it?
Tchangalo: Vodka!
Zingarina: Vodka!
Tchangalo: What is this?
Zingarina: What?
Tchangalo: This!
Zingarina: Protection.
Tchangalo: Protection? What make a girl like you come to Transylvania?
Zingarina: A man. A great man. Musician.
Tchangalo: Musician? They all times have nice pretty girls like you around them.
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Composed by Tony Gatlif and Delphine Mantoulet
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User Reviews

I haven't seen Gadjo Dilo yet, I was born and raised in Trasylvania and I loved this movie
7 April 2008 | by raluca999See all my reviews

So I guess it has to do with the fact that I left Romania 8 years ago that I find this movie so .. Romanian. Truly enchanting. Human. Real. Refreshingly spontaneous. :) - it is easier to perceive something objectively once you've stepped out of it. There are SO many moments where I was simply entranced with the reality of it all, the "wow, I know exactly that spot" Granted, there are things missing from the landscape and some things are exaggerated but it's a MOVIE and overall I found the story, the message , the setting, the characters, the music - fantastic! I am crying because I know this reality that we hate so much in Romania now will be soon obsolete (yee) by the fake lawns and malls and permits to go into the forest. Mark my words, people will watch this movie in 20 years and get very very nostalgic over it. I have my own copy and intend to keep it safe :)

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Release Date:

4 October 2006 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Transylwania See more »

Filming Locations:

Romania See more »


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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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