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I Even Met Happy Gypsies (Skupljaci perja)

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Release Date:March 20, 1968
Running time:94 minutes
Cast:Bekim Fehmiu, Olivera Vuco, Velimir 'Bata' Zivojinovic, Gordana Jovanovic, Mija Aleksic
Director:Aleksandar Petrovic
Writer:Aleksandar Petrovic

Description: The Yugoslavian leading man Bekim Fehmiu plays a charismatic but mean-spirited gypsy, married to the submissive woman (Olivera Vuco). The gypsy couple's various escapades end up in a desperate flight from the Law. The authenticity of I Even Met Happy Gypsies is amplified by the use of genuine Gypsy melodies on the soundtrack; in addition, the film was shot in a near-extinct Gypsy language called Romany, requiring the film to carry subtitles even when released in Yugoslavia. I Even Met Happy Gypsies was the recipient of an award at the Cannes Film Festival, and was later nominated for a best foreign picture Academy Award.~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide

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