Review: Set in the war era of Georgia of the Apkhazeti region in 1990’s. A man takes two wounded soldiers in from opposite sides of the conflict and takes care of both of them. The soldiers both say that they are going to kill each other once recovered. Once recovered though they have a humanizing effect that might transcend ethnic divides.
Director: Zaza Urushadze
Actors: Lembit Ulfsak, Elmo Nuganen, Giorgi Nakashidze and Misha Meskhi
Genre: Drama and War
The original title for this film is Mandariinid. A very dramatic and moving film. Just when there is a bit of hope in this film or a bit of relief something then happens in the next scene that leaves you numb. A very atmospheric film. Fantastic performances. This is the first Estonian feature film to be nominated for an Academy Award. The theme that is very much in evidence in this film is the subject of war and peace. This is a film where you will still be thinking about days after.