Janet & David Peoples Select: Gadjo Dilo
David and Janet Peoples have written screenplays together or separately for The Day After Trinity, Who Are the DeBolts, Blade Runner, Hero, Twelve Monkeys, and Unforgiven, among others.
Romain Duris, Rona Hartner, Isidor Serban, Ovidiu Balan,
In Gadjo Dilo, Tony Gatlif (Latcho Drom), who is French, Algerian-born, with Roma roots, details the preconceptions and prejudices of both Europeans and the Romani “other.” After his father’s death, a young Frenchman travels to Romania, seeking the folk singer recorded on a cassette his father repeatedly played in his last days. He ends up in a small Romani village, where he is dubbed the Gadjo Dilo or Crazy Outsider, mistrusted by the locals. He becomes immersed in the music and language—and with a local woman—and when tensions build between Romanians and Romani,he views the conflict with an insider’s perspective.