13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
Moving, Enchanting, Heart-wrenching, and Music to Die For,
This review is from: The Crazy Stranger [VHS] (VHS Tape)
This was the first Gatlif film I watched in full. I was blown away.
Gadjo Dilo ("Crazy Stranger") refers to Romain Duris' character a Frenchman who goes to Romania to find a Gypsy singer he has a recording of. Does he find her? Well, I won't tell you, but what he does finds is the heart and the soul of the Gypsy world, the music. Meanwhile, we discover a world mostly unknown in our structured "West" - human, funny, raw, passionate.
I must have taken friends to see it on 3 separate occasions when it was in the theatre when it came out a few years ago. I have the soundtrack, and now I'm buying a copy of the video for my husband who's never seen it (but who loves the CD).