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Romani Kris (Romani Kris - Zigeunergesetz)

Romani Kris

"Once upon a time there was an old gypsy. He had never left the hill where he lived. He never went to the inn, nor read the newspaper or watched Dallas. He was a proud man who liked to tell stories. Even though he avoided the church, he knew what the fear of God was. The old gypsy was blessed by three beautiful daughters whom he loved more than anything else. The two older ones soon found husbands, but the youngest Sarolta only walked up hill and down dale. She was the apple of his eye..." This is the beginning of Romani Kris. The film shows the gypsy Lovér and the village idiot Tamáska on their dramatic and adventurous journey through a Hungarian landscape at times lush and at times barren to present a lyrical, magical and unforgettable story.


Bence Gyoengyoessy studied Business Administration and Theater Studies at the University of Munich from 1983-1988 followed by studies at Munich's Academy of Television & Film (HFF) from 1988-1994. His films as director include Zitat (1988), Wo der Wolgastrom sich windet... (1989), Toechter der Auferstehung (1990), Allein (1992), and Romani Kris (1997), which was named Best First Feature at the 1997 Montreal International Film Festival.
Category Feature
Director Bence Gyoengyoessy
Screenplay Katalin Petényi, Bence Gyoengyoessy, András Nagy
Cinematography Tamás Sas
Maria Nagy
Ferenc Kiss
Cast Djocko Rossich, Mihály Szabados, Diliana Dimitrova
Producer Barna Kabay
Production Company Macropus Film/Cologne, in co-production with WDR, Bayerischer Rundfunk, Europa 2000 Kft/Budapest, MTV, Budapest, Gala Film, Sofia
Length 93 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Versions Hungarian, English
Sound Technology Dolby SR
Festivals Montréal 97, Tokyo 97: in competition
With backing from Eurimages, MMA Budapest, FFS Muenchen
German Distributor Movienet Film/Munich

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