Gypsies Are Found Near Heaven (1976) Tabor ukhodit v nebo

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Gypsies Are Found Near Heaven (1976) Tabor ukhodit v nebo

Gypsies Are Found Near Heaven (1976)
DVDRip | MKV | 720x576 | x264 @ 3007 Kbps | 95 min | 2,14 Gb
Audio: Русский AAC 1.0 @ 177 Kbps | Subs: English, Français, Español, Italiano, Русский
Genre: Drama, Romance

Director: Emil Loteanu
Writers: Maxim Gorky (stories), Emil Loteanu
Stars: Grigore Grigoriu, Svetlana Toma, Barasbi Mulayev

Based on early stories by Maxim Gorky, this movie won the grand prize at the 1976 San Sebastian Film Festival.
Rada, a beautiful and very proud gipsy girl is used to steal men's hearts and monk them. Zobar is a horse thief who's heart is stolen by Rada and his mind is bewitched. He is ready to give up his freedom but not his pride.

This movie is a sweet melodrama about the life and the customs of gypsies in the past century. One of the main aspects that one may consider before watching this movie is the soundtrack, which contains several gypsy songs (original, with Romany words) flavored with some masterpieces of the well known Moldavian soundtrack composer Eugen Doga.

Unlike other movies, this film marches deep into the past revealing a world completely unknown to most of the present day individuals, an almost ancient time when gypsies were just a tribe of ill-behaved, rebellious people wandering from one place to another. Everything is covered with a haze of magic and archaic. It was a time when killing and getting killed for a fistful of gold or a horse were the order of the day, when people believed in sorcery and magic. It was a time when the traditions perpetuated orally, when "a capella" singing (rarely aided by a background violin or guitar) rather than big-band Bregovic-like events was the way to express one's grief or happiness. Listen to "I am dying mother" or "Phabaj" to understand what I mean!

Essentially the script tells an uncommon and passionately love story between a horse thief, Zobar, and a young gypsy witch, Rada. The script is a little bit unpolished making the impression of a "pink novel", but the music and the images (not to mention the beauty & talent of Svetlana Toma) balance quite well the not so very thick plot.

9/10 - for picturing so well a world lost to the ravages of time.
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Gypsies Are Found Near Heaven (1976) Tabor ukhodit v nebo

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