Swing (2002)

Max is on holiday at his grandmother's place in the Elzas in France. He's fascinated by the guitarplay of gipsy Miraldo. For writing letters to the social security institutes he gets guitarlessons from Miraldo. He becomes friends… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: February 11, 2002
DVD Release Date: August 13, 2000
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Critic Score: 83% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star

Works as successfully as an ethno-musicological document as it does a love story between culturally star-crossed kids.

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Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central

infectiously good-natured and bittersweet

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Globe and Mail

Virtually the whole cast is amateur, but Gatlif knows how to get them to play lovely little vignette scenes.

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Chris Knight
National Post

Gatlif might have done more of a service to the Manouche by focusing on their songs, their lifestyle and their history than by overlaying the love story of Max and Swing.

Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)

A deceptively straightforward film with enough grooves and riffs to charm even the most tone-deaf viewer . . . Gatlif's film has a brisk energy and bracing passion

Liz Braun
Jam! Movies

A magnificent film.

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Flixster Audience Score: 86% Flixster User Reviews
Panta Oz
This hotchpotch of coming-of-age comedy-drama and gypsy culture is not trite and tacky because the director Tony Gatlif - Gypsy himself - has a rare gift for… More