An Eastern European road movie about roots, relationships and identity, following Eugene Hutz of Gogol Bordello as he travels to his homeland in Ukraine. In 2004, Czech-born director Pavla Fleischer met and fell in love with Eugene Hutz, the lead singer of popular New York-based band Gogol Bordello.
Enamored of his intense personal charisma and Eastern European spirit, she undertook to make a documentary about a planned road trip in search of his family roots and links to the Roma musical heritage in his original homeland of Ukraine.
However, a certain tension creeps into the filmmaking process as the director and her subject begin to pursue different agendas.
As the director turns the camera on the unfolding dynamic between the two of them, their personal longings and searches play out against the rugged backdrop of the rural Ukrainian and Russian trains and villages that frame the journey. (MOFFOM)