Gypo (film)

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Directed by Jan Dunn (not credited, per Dogme rules
Written by Jan Dunn
Starring Pauline McLynn,
Chloe Sirene
Paul McGann
Release date
Running time
98 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Budget GB£300,000

Gypo /ˈɪp/ is a 2005 independent film written and directed by Jan Dunn. Its story details the breakdown of a family in a small town in Britain, told in three narratives.

Within a structured screenplay the dialogue throughout was improvised, and the film made in the Dogme style. It was the first British film to be registered as such (as Dogme #37).[1]

Plot summary[edit]

The film is shown through the eyes of the three main characters; Paul and Helen, a married couple, and Tasha, a teenage refugee. It shows how the family falls apart under the strain of unexpected emotions.[2]


The production filmed entirely in Thanet in Kent at a variety of locations including East Kent College, Kingsgate Bay, Margate, Pegwell Bay, Port of Ramsgate, Ramsgate, Royal Harbour Hotel and the Wig & Pen pub.[3]



Plus two other nominations and Special Mention at Torino International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival


  1. ^ "Review of Gypo". Retrieved 2011-01-02. 
  2. ^ plot summary at IMDb
  3. ^ Kent Film Office. "Kent Film Office Gypo Article". 

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