PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama
A young Jewish American man endeavors to find the woman who saved his grandfather during World War II in a Ukrainian village, that was ultimately razed by the Nazis, with the help of an eccentric local.
Eugene Hutz's band Gogol Bordello appears as the polka band that greets Elijah Wood at the train station.
May I ask you a question?
Grandfather: Yes, of course.
Lista: Is the war over?
When the Grandfather repeatedly sounds the horn of the car, he presses the middle of the steering wheel to do so. In the Trabant, the horn is activated by pushing the signal light lever forward.
Several songs are credited to the New York punk/Gypsy/Jewish klezmer band, Gogol Bordello, which is led by Eugene Hutz, who plays Alex in the film (the same band greets Jonathan when he arrives on the train). The last of these songs, "Start Wearing Purple (For Me Now)," which plays over the end credits, is credited to both a correct spelling (Gogol Bordello), dg and Gogol Bodello, an incorrect spelling.
English, Russian, Ukrainian
$66,806 (USA) (18 September 2005)
$1,705,595 (USA) (27 November 2005)
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