Release date:March 25, 2011
Starring:Marc Lavoine, Marie-Josée Croze, James Thiérrée
A Gypsy tribe travels the French country roads during WWII. Upon reaching a town where they traditionally stop for a few months to work the vineyards, they learn that a new law forbids their nomadic existence. Moved by their situation, the town mayor and schoolteacher join forces to help the family find some land where they must settle – or face capture and internment by the Germans. But, shaped by hundreds of years of nomadic culture, the Gypsies' deeply ingrained thirst for freedom makes this sedentary lifestyle difficult to bear. Gatlif's depiction of the "gypsy soul" has never been more visceral than in this magnificent paean to the mad ecstasy of freedom.