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The Pied Piper of Hutzovina
The Pied Piper of Hutzovina
Actors: Eugene Hutz, Pavla Fleischer
Director: Pavla Fleischer
Genres: Drama
NR     2008     1hr 5min

In the summer of 2004, on a car journey in Eastern Europe, Pavla Fleischer met and fell in love with Eugene Hutz, lead singer of New York's Gypsy Punk band Gogol Bordello. Captivated by his energy and his musical verve, an...  more »


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Actors: Eugene Hutz, Pavla Fleischer
Director: Pavla Fleischer
Genres: Drama
Sub-Genres: Drama
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen
DVD Release Date: 04/15/2008
Release Year: 2008
Run Time: 1hr 5min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 3
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

A Must For Gogol Bordello Fans
J. McElmeel | Murrieta, CA USA | 04/24/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

"We definitely enjoyed this video as it features Eugene Hutz, the lead person of Gogol Bordello, however it is a bit disjointed. The obvious attraction that the filmmaker, Pavla, had for her subject rather got in the way of a man searching for his roots.

Eugene is bigger than life and for Pavla to expect any different outcome was a bit naive, although I'm certainly glad she went ahead with the project. The DVD has quite a few extra features which is nice as many DVD's do not. If you're not familiar with Gogol Bordello, take a listen to one of their CDs or better yet, see them in concert, they are AMAZING.

And then you will appreciate this DVD."
Who doesn't love a gypsy with a mustache?
kpow! | texas | 02/27/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This review is long overdue. The seller was timely and accurate. I would totally buy from them again. The film was great. If you love hutz, gypsies or gogol bordello i highly reccomend it!"
Inside the mind of Alcoholic Genius?
C.J. O'Kelly | Eastern U.S. | 01/13/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)

"When my fiancee and I first rented this film, we weren't expecting such a personal account and observation of the life of Eugene Hütz. But it is one, as told, apparently, by someone who is just as infatuated with him as most of us fans are.

Either because he is drunk most of the time, or simply because he does not care, he is perfectly open throughout most of the film, as if a camera doesn't exist around him at all, and he is merely carrying on with business as usual. His affinity for Roma people is observable in this film as well, and you can see that it is genuine. Throughout the documentary, he travels around Eastern Europe and listens to some of the most unique versions of many Roma songs, and joins in as one of their own.

Then we also see his personal life, where he grew up, some distant family he has that remain in Ukraine, and so on. Altogether, it is not uninteresting. My fiancee and I were so pleased with the movie that I bought it for her for Christmas last year, and we'll watch it when both of us are in the mood for some Hützian commentary on life, as well as the accompanied vodka to enhance the enjoyability of it.

Total recommendation: very high, for someone appreciates the music of Gogol Bordello and other related acts. If you were merely interested in Eugene Hütz as an actor, then this film may not be for you. But everyone who else who loves him for his wit, charm, and alcoholic genius, it will be a favourite on everyone's list"