Gadjo Dilo
Gadjo Dilo (1998)

In this comedy-drama, Stephane (Romain Duris), a young man from France, travels to Romania on a mission; his father has recently passed away, and since the old man's favorite singer was an unrecorded gypsy vocalist from Romania, he has… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: August 7, 1998
DVD 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
Film.com

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

Melissa Morrison
Boxoffice Magazine

An unusual glimpse into a famously inscrutable culture.

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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
Film.com

A vigorous, noisy, sometimes electrifying film.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The director, himself, is a Rom member.

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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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Bruce Kirkland
Jam! Movies

A celebration of the visceral gypsy culture and an indictment of the hateful racism against the Romany people.

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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