Gogol Bordello Non Stop
Filmfest 2008

From New York City's sensational Russo-disco scene to a non-stop touring marathon with his band Gogol Bordello, Eugene Hütz takes us deep into his artistic life and influences. The story unfolds over five years, beginning in 2001, and follows Eugene's 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, Hütz not only sings in Romany, he collaborates with and supports New York City’s 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. “Gogol Bordello is a collective, musically and politically. We create an insane party atmosphere to deliver messages of social and political commentary.” Eugene Hütz

With: Eugene Hütz, Oren Kaplan, Sergey Ryabtsev, Yuri Lemeshev

tags: Documentary

Credits

Director: Margarita Jimeno