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Human Heart Explodes (2006)

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Follows Roma (Gypsy) Safet Tairov's personal, economic, social and political struggles to build a kindergarten in a small mountain village in Eastern Europe.


Helder Mira


Matt Orefice





Credited cast:
Jocelyn M. Ajami Jocelyn M. Ajami ... Herself
Scott Dubin Scott Dubin ... Himself (scenes deleted)
Josh Greene Josh Greene ... Narrator
Fritz Hidding Fritz Hidding ... Himself
Allyn Howe ... Tourist (scenes deleted)
Erudan Iseni Erudan Iseni ... Himself (as Dr. Erudan Iseni)
Saip Iseni Saip Iseni ... Himself
Zdenka Nikolovska Zdenka Nikolovska ... Herself
Andrew Orefice Andrew Orefice ... Beggar (scenes deleted)
John Orefice John Orefice ... Roma Traveller (scenes deleted)
Matt Orefice ... Himself
Henry Prodonovich Henry Prodonovich ... Himself (as Dr. Henry Prodonovich)
Safet Tairov Safet Tairov ... Himself
Naat Vellov Naat Vellov ... Himself
Catherine Walker Catherine Walker ... Herself


After years of trying to help his fellow Roma (Gypsy) people, Safet Tairov has finally convinced a group of Germans to donate humanitarian goods and build a kindergarten. But many obstacles block Safet's progress in his small Eastern European village: the mayor won't speak to him; the non-Roma citizens are hurt that foreigners are only helping minorities; Safet's organization has little community support and no resources; dealing with Westerners is culturally challenging. Ultimately, the challenges prove victorious. Written by anonymous

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Plot Keywords:

roma | gypsy | macedonia | See All (3) »


"Resistance is juvenile"





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Macedonian | Romany | English

Release Date:

5 July 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Menschliches Herz Explodiert See more »

Filming Locations:

Boston, Massachusetts, USA See more »


Box Office


$85,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo (Western Electric Sound System)



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


Originally was a docudrama, but the dramatized Balkan restaurant and nomad odyssey scenes were deleted. See more »


Mayor of Suto Orizari: Every young Roma has a vision in life: to own a laptop and to be the leader of an NGO.
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Crazy Credits

Most of the Cyrillic names have no accent marks when changed Latin letters, and aren't transliterated to account for the sounds (i.e. the pronounced Zlatkovich is spelled "Zlatkovik"). See more »


References Safe Journey (1993) See more »


Elsa L
Written by Frost
Performed by Fragile X
Copyright 2006 Pecho Grande
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Caution: Live Wires
11 October 2006 | by dubin_33See all my reviews

By being a viewer of this documentary, you are subjecting yourself to be taken somewhere that will leave you with a different reference point than before you sat down. The cinematography, individuals and stories, are not only there to be pulled in by the viewers senses, they are pushed into you, as if you're holding a live wire. The greatest documentaries are those that leave a lasting affect on you, and this certainly one of those. This movie will leave you charged with an energy that will have you wanting to do your part in the world to bring happiness to those who suffer. I think the creators of this film have shown that they are people who I would trust, and hope would bring to my attention, other relevant issues in our world.

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