In this vibrant gypsy movie with a strong ‘Romeo & Juliet’ storyline, young social worker Geronimo tries to calm the tensions brewing between two groups of young people. When emotions run high, music and dance provide an outlet. The characters throw themselves wholeheartedly into their dancing or singing, whether that’s break-dancing battles, gypsy flamenco or Turkish singing.
When it turns out that the arranged marriage of 16-year-old Turkish Nil Terzi hasn’t taken place because she has escaped and fled with the love of her life, a Spanish gypsy named Lucky Molina, Geronimo finds herself in a difficult position. She does everything she can to protect the two lovers and stick to her guns.
Tony Gatlif is known for directing films laden with music and dancing, films like “Gadjo Dilo” and “Latcho Drom”, that are set in the raw gypsy world. Here is another chance to enjoy a passionate film with strong camera shots and choreography (that field, that factory, that railway line!) and great music. Céline Sallette is tremendous as the strong yet vulnerable working-class guardian angel Geronimo.
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