Gadjo Dilo
Gadjo Dilo (1998)

The last in what some consider to be director Tony Gatlif's trilogy of Gypsy life, this drama follows the induction of a Parisian youth, obsessed with a particular Gypsy song, into the colorful ways of Romany peasants.

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: April 26, 2005
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Critic Score: 81% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

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.

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Robert Horton

Gatlif's raw, open-ended approach results in some slow patches, but the ground-level look at gypsy culture never feels less than authentic.

Christopher Null

Lots of foul mouthed language and even more dancing. Uh huh.

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Anita Gates
New York Times

Gatlif, who wrote and directed the film, and Eric Guichard, his cinematographer, have done well.

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Tom Keogh

A vigorous, noisy, sometimes electrifying film.

Gemma Files

Packed full of exuberant wordplay and beguiling imagery, Gadjo Dilo is a strange and beautiful collection of moments.

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Peter Stack
San Francisco Chronicle

It has a spontaneity and freshness rare in movies.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

A cross-cultural gem about gypsies filled with rituals, music and the practice of hospitality.

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Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Examiner

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..

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Flixster Audience Score: 90% Flixster User Reviews
John Ballantine
This was the Gypsy...errr..Roma film was it not? I remember being taken with the uniqueness of the film.
Dimitris Springer
Excellent musical carnival of souls.Gatlif pretty much adores the subject of ethnicity and identity,so the combination gets out of hand for the delirium's… More