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Episode Details

First aired: November 16, 2013.

(2008/France, 111 min., color, drama, in French with English subtitles) Dir.: Tony Gatlif. Cast: James Thierree, Marc Lavoine, Marie-Josee-Croze, Mathias Laliberte. In this passionate WWII drama, a tightly-knit family of Gypsies journeys through occupied France, trying to avoid the violent Vichy patrols. Along the way a young French orphan named Claude (Mathias Laliberte) joins their ranks, and is initiated into their culture. Under the tutelage of acrobatic wild man Taloche (James Thierree), Claude learns to love his adoptive family. Distrib.: Lee Krugman & Associates. Discussion guest: Andre Aciman, Graduate Center/CUNY.

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André Aciman Distinguish Professor, CUNY Graduate Center