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THE CRAZY STRANGER

by Tony Gatlif

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.

original title: Gadjo dilo
country: France, Romania
year: 1997
genre: fiction
directed by: Tony Gatlif
film run: 102'
screenplay: Tony Gatlif, Kits Hilaire, Maigne Jaques
cast: Romain Duris, Rona Hartner, Izidor Serban
cinematography by: Eric Guichard
film editing: Monique Dartonne
costumes designer: Brigitte Brassart
executive producer: Guy Marignane
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