Shanghai Gypsy / Šanghaj (2012)

124 min. / fiction, Feature Film

Feature film Shanghai Gypsy is a love story. The main protagonists are members of the gypsyfamily Mirga. A story about four generations is narrated by Lutvija Belmondo Mirga. Lutvijais the central character of the film, a gypsy king, who decided to establish his own gypsyvillage. He names it Shanghai. Belmondo makes a living on smuggling and his power andinfluence grow large. He even gets local police and politics on his side and that helps him tobecome untouchable for law. But with the downfall of Yugoslavia, smuggling of goods isreplaced by smuggling of the arms. Though lucrative, the business starts to threatenBelmondo’s personal life and he finds himself at the crossroads. Will he protect his ownfamily or is he going to sacrifice his personal happiness for business ambitions?The King of Shanghai is the story about eternal longing for happiness; it is the story aboutlove and family ties, in which tears are intertwined with laughs. The story is set in times ofthe downfall of Yugoslavia, in times when many people had forgotten that beauty of lifeactually lies in small things.

Cast

Visar Vishka
Asli Bayram
Senad Bašić
Jasna Diklić
Miodrag (Miki) Trifunov
Emir Hadžihafizbegović
Haris Burina
Senko Velinov
Bojan Emeršič
Marjuta Slamič
Saša Petrović
Vlado Novak
Ivo Ban

Film crew

Director: Marko Naberšnik
Screenwriter: Marko Naberšnik
Based on original story by: Feri Lainšček
D.O.P.: Miloš Srdić
Music author: Saša Lošić
Production designer: Miha Ferkov
Costume Designer: Nataša Rogelj
Editor: Janez Bricelj
Makeup Artist: Mirjam Kavčič
Sound designer: Boštjan Kačičnik
Sound recordist: Jože Trtnik
Producer: Franci Zajc

Organizations

Co-producer: Evropska prestolnica kulture, RTV Slovenija, Jadran film - Zagreb
Production Company: Arsmedia d.o.o.
Technical support: FS Viba film Ljubljana
Co-funding: Slovenski filmski center, javna agencija RS

Technical data

Film format: DCP
Aspect ratio: 1:2,35
Colours: color
Sound: unknown