Gadjo dilo (Crazy Stranger)
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Gadjo dilo (Crazy Stranger)
A man is looking for the singer Nora Luca, whom he heard on his father's favorite cassette.
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 81%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Duris' enthusiasm and humor lend balance to the bombastic yet likable Serban, and the lovely Hartner has no trouble at all casting a powerfully seductive spell."
‑ Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times
"Gatlif's raw, open-ended approach results in some slow patches, but the ground-level look at gypsy culture never feels less than authentic."
‑ Robert Horton,
"Lots of foul mouthed language and even more dancing. Uh huh."
‑ Christopher Null,
"The picture is not for everyone, but moviegoers with a taste for folkloric culture will find it a rare treat."
‑ David Sterritt, Christian Science Monitor
"Works on many levels, given the sincere and realistic acting by its three principals."
‑ Harvey S. Karten, Compuserve
"Gatlif, who wrote and directed the film, and Eric Guichard, his cinematographer, have done well."
‑ Anita Gates, New York Times
"A vigorous, noisy, sometimes electrifying film."
‑ Tom Keogh,
"Packed full of exuberant wordplay and beguiling imagery, Gadjo Dilo is a strange and beautiful collection of moments."
‑ Gemma Files, eye WEEKLY
"Rich, warm, human and musical drama."
‑ Jeff Vice, Deseret News, Salt Lake City
"This is a worthy tribute to the vibrance and sheer doggedness of the people it depicts."
‑ David Parkinson, Empire Magazine
"It has a spontaneity and freshness rare in movies."
‑ Peter Stack, San Francisco Chronicle
"A cross-cultural gem about gypsies filled with rituals, music and the practice of hospitality."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"You leave the theater wishing you could spend more time with Sabina -- and hoping, for poor Stephane's sake, that she doesn't polish him off with her passion.."
‑ Walter V. Addiego, San Francisco Examiner
"The movie fairly breathes with life."
‑ Joe Baltake, Sacramento Bee
"A celebration of the visceral gypsy culture and an indictment of the hateful racism against the Romany people."
‑ Bruce Kirkland, Jam! Movies
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