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Gadjo Dilo (1998)

Gadjo Dilo



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The final installment of Tony Gatlif's loose trilogy of "Gypsy" films that began with The Princes (1992) and was followed up with Latcho Drom, a documentary in 1993, this drama follows the exploits of a Parisian youth whose obsession with a particular gypsy song leads him to a Romany village in winter. There Stephane is taken in by the elderly Izidor, an alcoholic who has him stay the night. Though Isador's xenophobic friends and neighbors suspiciously call Stephane a crazy outsider, Isador helps him to become accepted. Since Stephane can speak only a little Romany and Romanian, he must rely on the comely gypsy divorcee Sabina to communicate. A mutual attraction forms between the Frenchman and the woman, but before they can consummate their love, Izidor's murderous son Adriani, a gypsy crime lord is loosed from jail. Meanwhile dormant tensions between the Gypsies and Romanian locals dangerously flare up.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Kits Hilaire, Jacques Maigre, Tony Gatlif
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On DVD: Apr 26, 2005
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Romain Duris
as Stephane
Valentin Teodosiu
as Mayor's Secretary
Adrian Simionescu
as Child Prodigy
Lunitia Paun
as The Bride
Jean Paun
as Father of the Bride
Petre Costescu
as Father of the Groom
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All Critics (28) | Top Critics (8)

Duris' enthusiasm and humor lend balance to the bombastic yet likable Serban, and the lovely Hartner has no trouble at all casting a powerfully seductive spell.

Full Review… | February 14, 2001
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

Gatlif, who wrote and directed the film, and Eric Guichard, his cinematographer, have done well.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
New York Times
Top Critic

It has a spontaneity and freshness rare in movies.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

A vigorous, noisy, sometimes electrifying film.

January 1, 2000
Top Critic

Gatlif's raw, open-ended approach results in some slow patches, but the ground-level look at gypsy culture never feels less than authentic.

January 1, 2000
Top Critic

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
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Audience Reviews for Gadjo Dilo

This was the Gypsy...errr..Roma film was it not? I remember being taken with the uniqueness of the film.

John Ballantine
John Ballantine

Super Reviewer

Excellent musical carnival of souls.Gatlif pretty much adores the subject of ethnicity and identity,so the combination gets out of hand for the delirium's purpose and average occasions emphasize on the meaning of craziness.Prickling on foot?I don't think this will happen here,a fiesta for the living and wild endeavors.

Dimitris Springer

Super Reviewer

Loved this move, and of course, love Romain Duris. Entertaining via music and story line/language barrier. I totally did not get the ending though and was disappointed that his main objective was not even met. Why did he destroy the things he loved so much then dance on the grave to mourn it? I could understand if he was running away from the murder situation, I don't know, can anyone explain it to me?

Douglas Edward Christie

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