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Gypsy (2012)




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Shades of Hamlet among the gypsies (the Roma): A Czech-Slovakian tale of a teenage boy who loses his father and distrusts his sleazy new stepdad. This poignant, resonant drama is equal parts neo-realism and modern Shakespearean tragedy. As Americans, most of us know little of the hardscrabble lives of contemporary gypsies, or their pariah status in Eastern Europe. A multiple prize-winner at the Karlovy Vary Film Festival last year, Gypsy limns memorable portraits, some flecked with bitter humor: … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Art House & International
Directed By:
Written By: Marek Lescák , Martin Sulík
In Theaters:
Independent Pictures - Official Site


as Marian, Adam's Broth...

as Julka, Adam's Love

as The Priest

as Zigo, Adam's Stepfat...

as Adam's Father
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Critic Reviews for Gypsy

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (7)

The general texture of the film is constantly engaging-the way that these people, long accustomed to abuse and disadvantage, have made for themselves an accommodating and comfortable culture.

Full Review… | August 8, 2012
The New Republic
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There are moments of wry humor, and of improbable beauty, in the dust blowing over a riverbank or even the blinking light over an emergency-room door.

Full Review… | June 29, 2012
New York Post
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The movie is vibrant and modern, and doesn't treat Miigár as a mute, unknowable alien.

Full Review… | June 28, 2012
AV Club
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Best are the film's tender ghostly visitations from Dad, evoked with a minimum of artiness, and the authentic, impoverished locations.

Full Review… | June 26, 2012
Time Out New York
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You might call it an old story with higher stakes, but a keen sensitivity to its moral difficulties and enlivening details sets Gypsy urgently apart.

Full Review… | June 26, 2012
Village Voice
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[It] doesn't try to counteract stereotypes of the Roma people as shiftless, thieving hustlers. But it goes a long way toward explaining the antisocial behavior.

Full Review… | June 26, 2012
New York Times
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