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by Marko Naberšnik


The main protagonists in this love story are members of the gypsy family Mirga. The central character of the film is Lutvija Belmondo Mirga, a gypsy king, who decided to establish his own gypsy village – Shanghai. Belmondo makes a living on smuggling and his power and influence grow immensely. With the downfall of Yugoslavia, Belmondo switches from smuggling goods to smuggling weapons. Though lucrative, the business starts to threaten Belmondo’s personal life and he finds himself at the crossroads.

original title: Shanghai Gypsy
country: Slovenia, Croatia
year: 2012
genre: fiction
directed by: Marko Naberšnik
film run: 125'
screenplay: Marko Naberšnik
cast: Visar Vishka, Asli Bayram, Senad Bašić, Jasna Diklić, Miki Trifunov, Bojan Emeršič, Marjuta Slamic, Saša Petrović, Vlado Novák, Ivo Ban
cinematography by: Miloš Srdić
film editing: Janez Bricelj
art director: Miha Ferkov
costumes designer: Nataša Rogelj
producer: Franci Zajc
production: Arsmedia, Jadran Film, RTV Slovenija
backing: Slovenian Film Centre
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