Korkoro (2011)

A Gypsy family travels the French roads during the Second World War, followed by Little Claude, a young boy seeking a new family after his parents "left and never returned." Upon reaching a town where they traditionally stop for a… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: March 25, 2011
DVD Release Date: June 14, 2011
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Scott Tobias

Korkoro fashions a thin tapestry out of the authentic and the chintzy.

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Glenn Heath Jr.
Slant Magazine

While much of Korkoro avoids stylistic flourishes, Gatlif picks his moments to use cinematic language to revel in the terror his characters experience.

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Louis Proyect

Despite some flaws, this is one of the more important films likely to be seen in 2011 since it deals with a people who are facing brutal discrimination all across Europe.

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Rachel Saltz
New York Times

The war hovers, its intrusions and dangers giving the story tension and a minute-by-minute poignancy: these lives, we're aware, may all too soon be erased.

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Nora Lee Mandel

Reminding the world of the Roma Holocaust. . .lovely film is as life-affirming as it is sad. If rated, it would be at most PG-13 and deserves to be seen by a wide audience.

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Harvey S. Karten

Who remembers the holocaust of gypsies during the Nazi era? See this lively, comic and tragic film and you always will.

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Nick Schager
Village Voice

Robust emotion and cultural detail offset slight plotting and characterizations.

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David Noh
Film Journal International

There's a great, little-known story of the Nazi persecution of gypsies, but this narcissistic morass of bathos and pure cliché is not it.

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