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Korkoro (2011)




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A Gypsy family travels the French roads during the Second World War, followed by Little Claude, a young boy seeking a new family after his parents "left and never returned." Upon reaching a town where they traditionally stop for a few months and work in vineyards, they learn that a new law forbids them from being nomadic. Theodore, the town's mayor, and Miss Lundi, the schoolteacher, protect and help the Gypsies. Despite this, They are arrested and placed in an internment camp. Theodore manages to rescue them and gives them a piece of property where they must settle. But the Gypsies' deeply ingrained thirst for freedom makes this sedentary lifestyle difficult to bear. After Theodore and Miss Lundi are arrested for resistance, the Gypsies decide they must get back on the move in order to remain free.

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Critic Reviews for Korkoro

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (3)

Korkoro fashions a thin tapestry out of the authentic and the chintzy.

Full Review… | March 24, 2011
Top Critic

The war hovers, its intrusions and dangers giving the story tension and a minute-by-minute poignancy: these lives, we're aware, may all too soon be erased.

Full Review… | March 24, 2011
New York Times
Top Critic

Robust emotion and cultural detail offset slight plotting and characterizations.

Full Review… | March 22, 2011
Village Voice
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While much of Korkoro avoids stylistic flourishes, Gatlif picks his moments to use cinematic language to revel in the terror his characters experience.

Full Review… | March 27, 2011
Slant Magazine

Reminding the world of the Roma Holocaust. . .lovely film is as life-affirming as it is sad. If rated, it would be at most PG-13 and deserves to be seen by a wide audience.

Full Review… | March 26, 2011

There's a great, little-known story of the Nazi persecution of gypsies, but this narcissistic morass of bathos and pure cliché is not it.

Full Review… | March 25, 2011
Film Journal International

Audience Reviews for Korkoro

"Korkoro" shows a resilient and cheerful faces of a Gypsy family in times of war...Among all the persecuted minorities in Nazi occupation, the Nazi Germany had the most lenient approach towards the Gypsies: all they had to do in order to avoid imprisonment in concentration camp was to reside in a house (as opposed to wandering around the country). But as is seen in this historical drama, residing in a house for a prolonged time isn't what they really wanted.

Thomas Andrikus
Thomas Andrikus

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