Adapted from Jonathan Safran Foer's novel, the film follows a young man trying to decipher family history. Elijah Wood plays the fictional Foer, who traces his grandfather's life in a Ukrainian village.
Gogol Bordello has been making supercharged music since first forming in 1999, six years after frontman Eugene HÃ¼tz landed in the U.S., having fled the Chernobyl disaster in his native Ukraine. The band's philosophy: to "make the contradictions of life sound harmonious" with a head-spinning mix of ska, punk, metal, rap, flamenco, roots reggae, dub and more.
This interview was originally broadcast on August 15, 2007.