The Caravana Rolidei rolls into town with the Gypsy Lord at the mike: he does magic tricks, the erotic Salomé dances, and the mute Swallow performs feats of strength. A young accordion player is completely enamored of Salomé, and he begs to come along. The Gypsy Lord shrugs, and the accordionist and his pregnant wife, Dasdô, join the troupe. Television is their enemy as they go from the coast deep into the Amazon. Salomé lets the accordion player sleep with her once, with Dasdô's knowledge. He's moon-struck. Then, after Dasdô's baby is born and financial disaster hits the troupe, and the accordionist must choose between seeing his wife a prostitute and leaving the caravan.
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Maria M (ru) wrote: Only passes 'cos of the talking stuffed purple elephant toy
George E (fr) wrote: One of the best Agatha Christie type of film. This was suspenseful and tense. The ending was good.
j s (es) wrote: good movie but ewwww to the bugs in this *shivers*
Brian K (au) wrote: Ironically this film about cheerleading lacks pep in addition to being a watered down American Pie wannabe.
Riff J (it) wrote: What an awesome premise. The movie has quite a few surprises and even manages to scare along the way too. Imho it gets most of it's *'s from the unexpected twists and surprises. This movie is good right up to the last second.
Bruce B (ca) wrote: A Top Ten Independent Film In My Book. Outstanding movie, a eye opener to some unkown history in the United States. Acting was incredable, Kino always has good productions. If you can find it buy it, Or Rent from Net Flix.
Paul D (jp) wrote: Thoughtful look on life in ethnic Los Angeles employing a fantastic style that multiplies the realism Charles Burnett attempts and achieves. The real brilliance is the fact that while the camera is in the face of the actors and their character depictions, it feels so far away from them like a window on the world.
Jenniffer O (ca) wrote: This one was not a good as the original but it did leave me with some fun insults. Overall I have happily watched it multiple times.
Mark D (ru) wrote: I'm not a big cinema buff, especially as fas as the history goes, so my contextualising of this film is probably very coarse, but it struck me that for a film so old, it's very raw and honest, both in terms of social reality, and lustful sexuality, though it might seem reasonably tame by modern standards. So that offsets how it might seem a little coarse to modern eyes, but also it struck me that the themes here, like men lost in their alcoholic blunt animal nature (they say alchohol makes the personality 'decay') are in fact quite simple and coarse things, if you've ever seen such a thing reasonably close, and that again tells us maybe we shouldn't look at it so much with our spoilt modern 'subtleties'. It must have been quite shocking in its rawness at the time, to many people at least. Not even a happy ending. People caught in their social traps, and women taking all the hardest chores on their shoulders. Maybe an early feminist classic too. Based on Emile Zola's 'L'Assommoir', which itself must have caused a furor for similar reasons when written.