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Dom za vešanje

Emir Kusturica Yugoslavia, 1988

Mike Jempson's rating of the film Time of the Gypsies

A rather extraordinary film, by turns strange and engaging, which is sometimes difficult to watch (and understand). It relies on and will have confirmed many prejudices and stereotypes about the Roma, but also attempts to portray a culture seldom understood. Even the magical realism links in to the idea of 'gypsies' (derived from the myth they originated form of Egypt) having (mythical) magical powers.