A film story on legendary gipsy-punk band Gogol Bordello
From sensational New York Russo-disco scene to everyday touring with his band Gogol Bordello, Eugene Hütz guides us into the very core of his artistic life and influences. The story follows Eugene from the very beginnings of his career and reveals how the underground legend became international phenomenon. Band members, aging from 25 to 50, reveal their multicultural roots and share with audience their emigrant confessions, how they became part of the band and had to abandon their day jobs in order to commit themselves to the touring. Proud of his Roma (or Gypsy) roots, Eugene Hütz sings in Romany and collaborates with the most famous New York Roma musicians such as old Yuri Yunakov and Piroska Racz. After touring for five years, the band coalesced into a coherent artistic collective, a family.
Eugene Hütz, a charismatic lead vocal, maintains hat through music, “Gogol Bordello Non-Stop” sends a social and political message and captures the band during their performance, whether as headliners or as the spark of incendiary jams with such acts like Fanfare Ciocarlia (a traditional Roma brass band) and Manu Chao. With selfless support from international “multi-culti” tribe of friends and fans, Gogol Bordello ceaselessly explores creative hell and attacks passivity in people.
“Gogol Bordello Non-Stop” reaches beyond music and beyond the political, opening eyes and ears to an artistic revolution in an era of globalization.