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Shanghai Gypsy (2012)

Sanghaj (original title)
Lutvija Belmondo Mirga narrates a story about four generations. Belmondo is the central character of the film, a gypsy king, who decided to establish his own gypsy village. He names it ... See full summary »

Director:

Marko Nabersnik

Writers:

Feri Lainscek (novel), Marko Nabersnik (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Visar Vishka Visar Vishka ... Lutvija Belmondo Mirga
Asli Bayram ... Amanda
Senad Basic Senad Basic ... Ujas Mirga
Marjuta Slamic Marjuta Slamic ... Phirav Pao
Jasna Diklic Jasna Diklic ... Baka Rajka
Miodrag Trifunov Miodrag Trifunov ... Deda Jorga
Bojan Emersic Bojan Emersic ... Gabrijel Galic
Sasa Petrovic Sasa Petrovic ... Sulij Barjaktarij
Vlado Novák Vlado Novák ... Joze Sfiligoj
Ivo Ban Ivo Ban ... Polde Seruga
Andjelo Kontrec Andjelo Kontrec ... Mladi Belmondo
Anja Gujt Anja Gujt ... Belmondo's Sister 1
Natalija Sarkezi Natalija Sarkezi ... Belmondo's Sister 2
Rosana Sarkezi Rosana Sarkezi ... Belmondo's Sister 3
Miso Kontrec Miso Kontrec ... Dono Mirga
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Storyline

Lutvija Belmondo Mirga narrates a story about four generations. Belmondo is the central character of the film, a gypsy king, who decided to establish his own gypsy village. He names it Shanghai. Belmondo makes a living smuggling and his power and influence grow big. He even gets the local police and politics on his side and that helps him to become untouchable for law. But with the downfall of Yugoslavia, smuggling of goods is replaced by smuggling of the arms. Though lucrative the business starts to threaten Belmondo's personal life and he finds himself at the crossroads. Will he protect his own family or is he going to sacrifice his personal happiness for business ambitions? Shanghai Gypsy is a story about longing for happiness; it is a story about love and family ties, in which tears are intertwined with laughs. The story is set in times of the downfall of Yugoslavia. The film is shot in the authentic Romani language. Written by Arsmedia

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Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Drama

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Surprisingly good
21 September 2020 | by thaicoonsSee all my reviews

Shocked to see a movie as good as this doesn't have a single review, especially since it's so easily available. Is it is good as Wasseypur or Dom za Vesanje, maybe not, but it's a delightful movie with strong international cast, some amazing acting, great visuals, gorgeous soundtrack, all in all arguably the best and certainly most entertaining movie ever to come from Slovenia. It also elegantly solves the language problem that plagues most Slovenian movies, switching between Roma, Italian and a charming local dialect gives it authenticity. Well done, Marko Nabersnik.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

Slovenia

Language:

Slovenian | Romany | Italian | Croatian

Release Date:

29 August 2012 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

A dinastia de Shanghai See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Ars Media See more »
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Technical Specs

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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