Alma Gitana (1996)

Genres - Romance  |   Sub-Genres - Coming-of-Age  |   Run Time - 97 min.  |   Countries - Spain  |  
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This offbeat Spanish romance provides a fascinating look into modern gypsy life as it tells the off-beat tale of a romance between a confused payo (a non-gypsy man) looking for a gypsy soul and a real gypsy woman trying to find a happy medium between patriarchal cultural traditions and modern realities. Handsome womanizing waiter Antonio who entertains tourists by performing gypsy dances. Deeply traumatized in boyhood when he watched his parents die in a car wreck, he has grown up confused and aimless. His only real desire is to find the aforementioned soul. Lucia is the gypsy lass who falls in love Antonio. Her father, who owns the antique store in which she works, is outraged by the affair, but despite his protestations, the lovers struggle to stay together and to make others understand that their passion is real.

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family-disapproval, forbidden-love, gypsy, love, romance