Transylvania (film)

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Transylvania (2006 film) poster.jpg
Directed by Tony Gatlif
Produced by Frank Mancuso Jr.
Tara L. Craig
Written by Tony Gatlif
Starring Asia Argento
Amira Casar
Birol Ünel
Alexandra Beaujard
Marco Castoldi
Music by Tony Gatlif
Delphine Mantoulet
Cinematography Céline Bozon
Edited by Monique Dartonne
Distributed by Peccadillo Pictures (UK)
Release date
May 28, 2006
United Kingdom
August 10, 2007
Running time
103 minutes
Country France
Language Italian

Transylvania is a 2006 French drama film starring Asia Argento. In 2006, Director Tony Gatlif and composer Delphine Mantoulet won the "Georges Delerue Prize" at the Flanders International Film Festival for the score, and Gatlif was nominated for the "Grand Prix" award. Transylvania premiered at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival in France on May 28,[1] and premiered in the United States on March 16, 2007 at the Cleveland International Film Festival and in the United Kingdom at the Cambridge Film Festival on July 6, 2007 (with a later theatrical release on August 10, 2007).


Transylvania the story of Zingarina (Asia Argento), a rebel Italian girl who travels to Transylvania with her best friend Marie (Amira Casar) and a young interpreter Luminita (Alexandra Beaujard) seeking for her enamoured one Milan Agustin (Morgan), who has been expelled from France, the country where they had known each other and fallen in love. She knows he's a road musician and works in a gipsy violinist band. Zingarina finds him during a pagan festival (Herod's Feast), but Milan says to her that their lovestory is over. The girl, angry and deluded, doesn't want to return to France and, during her senseless travel through the boulevards and the villages, meets Tchangalo (Birol Unel), a charming and travelling merchant of a Turkish descent.


  • Asia Argento as Zingarina
  • Amira Casar as Marie
  • Birol Ünel as Tchangalo
  • Alexandra Beaujard as Luminitsa
  • Marco Castoldi as Milan Agustin
  • Bea Palya as La chanteuse du cabaret (as Beáta Palya)
  • Rares Budileanu as Le jeune musicien
  • Gabor as Gabor, le paysan au traîneau


  1. ^ "Festival de Cannes: Transylvania". Retrieved 2009-12-18. 

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