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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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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Mahala
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Gadjo Dilo 2-don't expect too much
11 June 2006 | by vargarobertSee all my reviews

I've seen this movie at Transylvania International Film Festival. Mixed reaction from people attending this movie selected as the closing movie of this festival. At the Q&A with the director after the screening there were people accusing this movie of presenting a deformed Transylvania's reality. I kinda agree with the fact that this is almost nothing to do with Transylvania The director made a very bad choice naming this movie :Transylvania. People from abroad watching this movie might think that this part of Romania is just very poor dirty and mainly gypsy. The director tries to explained at the Q&A that he want it to present all the 3 ethnic communities living in Transylvania: Romanians, Hungarians and Gypsies. Hmmm.... All the Hungarians presented in the movie were in fact Hungarian Gypsies. I'm not being racist here but we Romanians tend to be very sensitive when foreign producers try to present Romania with the following "assests": Gypsies, poor, orphans, handicaps, thieves. Don't get me wrong it's a good movie with very good Romanian folk and gypsy music. It's a love story between two foreigners in Transylvania. Sometimes the movie is quite funny with a few Kusturica elements in it. Somehow the director is repeating the same story from his precedent movie Gadjo Dillo and I find that useless.


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