The Crazy Stranger

Synopsis: Stéphane, a young French man from Paris, travels to Romania. He is looking for the singer Nora Luca, whom his father had heard all the time before his death. Wandering along a frozen road, he meets old Izidor, a member of the Roma (Gypsy) and tells him of Nora Luca. Izidor seems to understand and takes him to his village. Stéphane believes that Izidor will take him to Nora Luca when the time has come. So, he lives in the Roma(Gypsy) village for several months. The other inhabitants dislike him at first (as he comes from those who call them thieves and attack their folks) but when they as they get to know him better, they grow to like him. In summer, the ice between him and beautiful Sabina finally cracks, and a secret is revealed.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Director(s): Tony Gatlif
Production: Celluoid Dreams
  9 wins & 5 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
102 min

I went there with my husband.I've had it with Belgians!

Come on.

Get lost, or I'll insult your motherand hit you!

Can you hold this?

For me?

Not for you!Hold them out like this.

Like this...

Listen to this.

Nora Luca.

Do you know her?

No, do you know her?

Luck has sent him to me!


Come translate what he says!

No way!

You'll be sorry!

Eat my pussy, dirty Belgian!

May your head swelland your cock shrink!

I'll punch you out!I'll headbutt you!

I'll kill you!

I'll f*ck you, slut!

What? What's up?

Why is he taking off my clothes?

What's this for?

To shave? You want me to shave?That's nice!

I'll wash too.

Here are the shoes, Grandfather.

What do you want me to dowith just one?

Are we going to see Nora Luca?

What's your hang-up with her?

Will you show me Nora Luca?

Nora Luca!Yes, that's where we're going!

Great, mate!

This is my Frenchman!

Look how handsome he is!

Welcome to our village.

He doesn't speak Romanian,only gypsy.

How's your son, Radu?

Terrible. They beat him up...

- Take him to hospital.- Hospital is not for us Roms!

Jesus, here we go again!

This is my French friend.

He's from Paris.

He lives with us.

With you?

Yes, so he can learn gypsy.

Is Paris beautiful?

He doesn't speak Romanian.He only speaks gypsy!

He only has gypsy friends in Paris.

Oh, I kiss his heart and his head!

Look how handsome he is!

His back is straight.

Look at how he's put together!He's all pink.

May God give you healthand good luck, my son!

Here's to you!

Are there many gypsies in France?

Yes, a lot!

There are gypsy colonels, majors

and captains in the army!

There are lawyers

and state prosecutors!

There's no difference

between the two of them in France.

French people and gypsieslive in perfect harmony.

In France, no one calls gypsies thieves.

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Tony Gatlif

Tony Gatlif (born as Michel Dahmani on 10 September 1948 in Algiers) is a French film director of Romani ethnicity who also works as a screenwriter, composer, actor, and producer. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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