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by Martin Šulík


The story of 14-year-old Adam who, after the death of his father, tries to find his way in life, bears the typical traits of the stories of dozens of adolescent Roma who grew up in the poor settlements of Eastern Slovakia. Adam’s responsibility as new head of the family, which he is prepared to assume at the cost of personal sacrifice, is taken away by a person for whom Adam has no respect. When everything he believed in collapses around him and he is left alone to struggle with evil, he simply cannot find a way out.

international title: Gypsy
original title: Cigán
country: Slovakia, Czech Republic
year: 2011
genre: fiction
directed by: Martin Šulík
film run: 107'
release date: CZ 07/07/2011
screenplay: Marek Lešcák
cast: Janko Mizigar, Martin Hangurbadzo, Miro Gulyas, Martinka Kotlárová, Miroslava Jarábekova, Ivan Mirga, Attila Mokos
cinematography by: Martin Sec
film editing: Jiří Brožek
art director: Frantisek Liptak
costumes designer: Katarína Hollá
music: Vladimír Godár
producer: Rudolf Biermann, Martin Šulík
production: In Film Praha, Slovenská Televízia, Czech Television
backing: Slovak Audiovisual Fund, Czech State Fund for the Support and Development of Czech Cinematography
distributor: Bontonfilm

main awards/selection

Karlovy Vary Film Festival 2011 Official Competition

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