Latcho Drom

Synopsis: The film takes the viewer on a journey west, from India to Spain, with stops along the way, to dramatize Romany's nomadic culture. This journey takes place over a year's time, from summer through fall and winter to spring. Gatlif holds his camera on the elemental essentials of this life: water, the wheel, fire, beasts of burden and of sustenance, colorful clothes, jewelry, musical instruments, song, and dance. Throughout, via song and dance, young and old celebrate, embody, and teach the cultural values of family, journey, love, separateness, and persecution.
Director(s): Tony Gatlif
Actors: La Caita
  4 wins.
Rotten Tomatoes:
103 min

From North-West of India, nearly 1000 years ago for still unknown reasons,

the gipsies furrowed the roads of Europe, of Egypt, of North Africa.

During this long trip out of the borders of India, the

gipsy terms, halab, Tzigane, gipsy, gypsum were given to the ROMANIAN people.

In the desert, the carriage advances slowly.

It takes me along towards my family.

To cover my feet of sheets of tree

The bride is beautiful

I have washed the dishes

I have done my bed

only without you?

It has only you there

Oh my eyes

I cry.

Dora Gilded, I see your face

Your image

Come to see the moon Come to see the moon!

It is not expensive!

Here, time to live returned.

To live in freedom.

There in Timisoara

people go down in the street

They shoot at people.

the mountain is green

the forest too.

the chance from goes away.

You want that I play the music

for three parts?

the life is so far

And death if meadows.

God has us condemned with the wandering.

We left very far.

We fled from misery and hatred.

We leave towards Germany

Towards Germany

We leave.

like other Gipsies, we are like that, wandering.

Our manner of living, nobody will change it.

it is to you a stork

Of Isabelle the Catholic

We were victims

Some evenings

like many other evenings

I find myself envying

the respect you give your dog.

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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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