I Even Met Happy Gypsies


1h 30m 1968

Brief Synopsis

Bora the Gypsy is married to an older woman, and he falls in love with the younger Tissa, who is being offered in marriage by her father, to a young gypsy man. This marriage arrangement is according to custom. Tissa rejects her husband, claiming he is not able to consumate the marriage, and Bora joins her. They get a monk in the mountains to marry them. Unable to return to the Gypsy camp, Tissa tries to reach Belgrad on her own, but a couple of truck drivers rape her, and she does return in misery to her tribe. Meanwhile, Bora defends his honour the traditional way, in a knife duwl, and kills his opponent. Therefore he, too, must leave the tribe. And yet, we'll find happy gypsies...

Film Details

Also Known As
Skupljaci perja, Sreo sam cak i srecne cigane
Release Date
Jan 1968
Premiere Information
Los Angeles opening: 6 Mar 1968
Production Company
Avala Film
Distribution Company
Prominent Films
Country
Yugoslavia
Location
Yugoslavia

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 30m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (Eastmancolor)

Synopsis

Bora, a gypsy goose feather merchant, is plagued by the demands of his wife and many children. In his travels Bora falls in love with Tisa, an adolescent whose lecherous stepfather, Mirta, also a feather merchant, has married her to a 12-year-old boy. Tisa runs away, and Bora finds her and takes her into his home. In time, she leaves him, and after a series of adventures she is returned to Mirta. Infuriated, Bora kills his rival. Months later, Mirta's body is found, and the police arrive to investigate, but Bora has disappeared.

Film Details

Also Known As
Skupljaci perja, Sreo sam cak i srecne cigane
Release Date
Jan 1968
Premiere Information
Los Angeles opening: 6 Mar 1968
Production Company
Avala Film
Distribution Company
Prominent Films
Country
Yugoslavia
Location
Yugoslavia

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 30m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (Eastmancolor)

Award Nominations

Best Foreign Language Film

1966

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Trivia

Notes

Filmed on location in Pannonia and Belgrade. Released in Yugoslavia in 1967 as Skupljaci perja. Alternate Yugoslavian title: Sreo sam cak i srecne cigane.

Miscellaneous Notes

The Country of Yugoslavia

Winner of the Special Jury Prize of the 1967 Cannes Film Festival.

Released in United States 1967

Eastmancolor

Released in United States 1967