Halgato (1995)

Genres - Drama, Romance  |   Sub-Genres - Melodrama  |   Run Time - 105 min.  |   Countries - Slovenia  |  
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In this colorful Slovenian drama, a community of modern Gypsies continues its tradition of treachery and violence. The tale opens near the end of the '70s as a dying father, who had shot a policeman and then been shot in turn, gives his beloved violin to his son, Halgato. Years pass and the teen-age Halgato becomes an excellent musician. He lives with his step-father, Bumbas, and his beloved half-brother Pisti. Halgato earns a lot of money playing violin and uses much of it to finance Pisti's education. As Pisti becomes more sophisticated, he becomes embarrassed about his roots and denies that he is a gypsy. Meanwhile Bumbas goes on a murderous rampage when he learns that one of his neighbors has raped his daughter. Bumbas dies after getting revenge. Later Pisti and Halgato get into a terrible fight, a result of Halgato's jealousy, when Pisti finally gets his first girl friend.

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family, gypsy, inheritance, jealousy, music, rage, rampage, rape, revenge, treachery, violinist