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TIME OF THE GYPSIES (1990) Directed by Emir Kusturica

Dom za vesanje (Time of the Gypsies) presents the world of the Romani viewed through the "magical realist" lens of Emir Kusturica, who co-wrote the script (with Gordan Mihic) and created a sweeping odyssey of Gypsy life. Kusturica describes it as, "just like the typical suit of a Gypsy. Under his shirt he wears three tee-shirts of different colours, his trousers seem to come from another planet… It is a film where everything mixes… The cinema being pulled about between video, television, music, literature, it can only have this strange form.” The film chronicles the journey of Perhan, a young Rom with magical powers, tempted away from his village by
Ahmed, the "money king," crossing Macedonia, Kosovo, Serbia, Bosnia, and Slovenia, then on into Italy where he becomes a member of the gangster's clan, with tragic results...

"When God came down to Earth, he couldn't deal with the Gypsies
and took the flight right back."

Produced for Sarajevo Television, the original title of the film (Dom za vesanje) means "House of Hangings," but the title was changed for marketing reasons. When presented at the 1990 Cannes Film Festival as "Time of the Gypsies," it received a five-minute standing ovation. There are many references in the film to Francis Coppola's
Godfather Part II, one of Emir Kusturica's favorite films. This DVD is presented in the aspect ratio (4:3) of the original production. With English subtitles.

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