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Gypsy (2012)

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: the boy who dreams of going to Western Europe so that he may be mistaken for Pakistani; stolen ostriches accepted as payment in lieu of cash; the white documentary film crew whose members combine compassion with unconscious racism. -- (C) Film Forum

Cast

Martin Hangurbadzo
as Marian, Adam's Brother
Martina Kotlarova
as Julka, Adam's Love
Attila Mokos
as The Priest
Miroslav Gulyas
as Zigo, Adam's Stepfather
Ivan Mirga
as Adam's Father
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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
Top Critic

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.

June 26, 2012
New York Times
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