By Margarita JIMENO


Documentary - Completed 2008

A behind-the-scenes look at the Gypsy punk band Gogol Bordello and their charismatic front man Eugene Hutz.

    • Year of production
    • 2008
    • Genres
    • Documentary, Musical, Comedy
    • Countries
    • USA
    • Languages
    • Budget
    • 0.3 - 0.6 M$
    • Duration
    • 87 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Margarita JIMENO
    • Producer(s)
    • Margarita JIMENO (Hoptza! Films), Darya ZHUK (Hoptza! Films), Munir MALUF (Hoptza! Films)
    • Synopsis
    • From New York City's sensational Russo-disco scene to a non-stop touring marathon with his band Gogol Bordello, Eugene Hutz takes us deep into his artistic life and influences. The story unfolds over five years, beginning in 2001,
      and follows Eugene and Gogol Bordello's progress from underground legend to international phenomenon.
      Ranging in age from 25 to 50 years old, and hailing from five different countries, Gogol Bordello's members share their tales of immigration, of how they became part of the band, and how they quit their day jobs to go on tour. Taking pride in
      his Roma (or Gypsy) background, Hutz not only sings in Romany, he collaborates with and supports New York Cityʼs Roma musicians, such as Yuri Yunakov, and Piroska Racz. And after five years on the road, the band has coalesced into a solid artistic collective, a family.
      Through music, the film delivers messages of social and political commentary, and captures Gogol Bordello in the act of performing, whether as headliner or as the spark of incendiary jams with such acts as Fanfare Ciocarlia (a traditional Gypsy brass band), and Manu Chao (a French/Spanish rocker). And with an
      international tribe of “multi-culti” fan-friend supporters, Gogol Bordello keeps “instigating creative hell and attacking peopleʼs passivity” (Hutz).
      “Gogol Bordello Non-Stop” goes beyond music, beyond the political, opening
      hearts and ears to an artistic revolution in a globalized era.
    • Beginning of shooting
    • May 01, 2001