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Name: Tony Gatlif  
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Date of Birth: 10th September 1948
Place of Birth: Algiers, Algeria
Profession: Director
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Tony Gatlif (born September 10, 1948, Alger, Algeria) is a French film director who also works as a scriptwriter, actor, and producer.

After a childhood in Alger, Gatlif arrived in France in 1960 following the Algerian War of Independence. Gatlif struggled for years to break into the film industry, playing in several theatrical productions until directing his first film, La Tête en ruine, in 1975. He followed it with the 1979 La Terre au ventre, a story of the Algerian War of Independence.

Since the 1981 Corre, gitano, Gatlif's work has been focused on the Gitano people of Western Europe, from whom he partially traces his descent.

His most recent film, Exils, won the Best Director Award at the (2004) Cannes Film Festival.


  • La Tête en ruine (1975)
  • La Terre au ventre (1978)
  • Corre gitano (1981)
  • Canta gitano (1981)
  • Les Princes (1982)
  • Rue du départ (1985)
  • Pleure pas my love (1989)
  • Gaspard et Robinson (1990)
  • Latcho Drom (1992)
  • Mondo (1995)
  • Gadjo Dilo (1997)
  • Je suis né d'une cigogne (1998)
  • Vengo (2000)
  • Swing (2001)
  • Exils (2003)


  • This article is based on a translation of the corresponding article from the French Wikipedia, retrieved on July 17, 2005.

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