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 hate walking!

Screw it, I won't walk!

Hello. Saturday-on-High Village?

What do you want?Do you want this girl?


Yes! Musician... Listen!

Bite the chain

No, bite the cock

Because on the chainYou break your teeth

The girl is stuck-up

When she sucks cock

She adds salt, pepperand French dressing

Lick my pussy!

Go home!

There's a curfew.You'll have problems!

May I die...

may I rot...

if I don't curse you tonight!

You sent my son to prison...

and you want me to lie down!

For us gypsies, there's no justice!

My son didn't do anything

to go to jail!

Screw your curfew!

May I die...

if I don't finish this bottle!

May I rot if I don't empty it!



Is this guy a godsend?

A saint sent him to me.

Come here, brother!

- Here, drink up!- No, thanks. I don't drink.

You have to drink!

This stuff is fire!

Here, take it back.

May you drop dead, may you die...

if you don't drink to the healthof my son, Adriani!

Take it easy! Okay, okay...

Do you know a place to sleep?

Take it easy! A hotel.

To sleep.

We're not going to sleep tonight!

Calm down!

I'm a poor father...

so unhappy...

Come on, it's snowing.

..that I'd go into mourning for water...

We can't sleep here.

Let the snow fall...

let it bury me,

so I no longer have to see gadjos.

I don't want to seeor smell gadjos any more!

Cut it out. Come on!

Stop drinking.

Are you a musician?

Are you a musician or not?

Don't you understand?


Jesus, I'm in deep shit!


It's a beautiful song.

There are songs like thateverywhere around here.

Is she from here? Nora Luca...

Do you know her?

I bite her.

God, what did I do to you

to sing so well?

I'm very intelligent

God, why have you abandoned me?

God, why have you left me?

My son...


There's a great big gadjosleeping at our place!

A gadjo at our place?

He's very talland he's sleeping in your bed.

In my bed?

Yes. He's a crazy gadjo!

Where's the old guy, with the hat?

What's with this crazy guy?

He's out of it.

Look at him, he's a bum!

He brought me here to sleep.

An old guy.

An old guy... with a beard... a hat...

He's a bum.

I don't understand.

Maybe he's stolenfrom my brother's house.

What's there to steal?The fire in the chimney?

Whatever you do, don't go in there!

Maybe he's put a curse on the house

to bring us bad luck!

What's that gadjo doing here?


His bag is full of chickens!

Chicken thief!

Can I have a coffee?

He got drunk last night in the squarewith the old gypsy.

He was in your bed.

He was two and a half meters tall!

A giant!

We didn't understand him.He had big teeth!

Why did you let him leave?

He's crazy!Why hold back someone crazy?

The crazy man's coming back!


This is for you.

Thanks for the bed...

the house...

last night. Thank you.It was great.

He speaks Romans!

- Do you understand?- I'm from far away.

I'm looking for a singer.

You said I'd find her here.A singer. You told me yesterday.

I'm looking for the music.

Nora Luca, remember?I played it for you last night.

This is the man I found last night!

Nora Luca!

I know her!

She's my girlfriend!

Bring the glasses!Come in, my musicians.


His name's Stphane, my children...

I'm Izidor!

No thanks!

It hits hard!

Migraine...I can't. Migraine...

German? Belgian?

Not Belgian. French! Paris!

Great, Paris!

To Paris!

Go get Sabina. She speaks Belgian.

Come translate Belgian!

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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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