Cinema: Gypped

KING OF THE GYPSIES

Directed and Written by Frank Pierson

Interesting. A gypsy society continuing to function between (and under) the tight-woven lines of our urban, industrial culture, roaming around, making a living out of fortunetelling and other ancient scams, avoiding even such basic paper work as birth certificates. To the degree that King of the Gypsies shows us something of how these people survive, it is an interesting and rather original movie.

But after the first half-hour the movie documentary detail thins out, and the film gets mired in a conventional drama of generational...

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