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Tangerines

Director: Zaza Urushadze

Country:  Estonia

Year of Production:  2013

Oscar nomination Golden Globe nomination

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Synopsis

Oscar® & Golden Globe® nominated, TANGERINES is a beautifully eloquent statement for peace and the futility of bloodshed over racial and ethnic division.

Set in 1992, during the growing conflict between Georgia and Abkhazian separatists in the wake of the Soviet Union’s dissolution, this compassionate story focuses on two Estonian immigrant farmers who decide to remain in Georgia long enough to harvest their tangerine crop. When the fighting arrives at their doorsteps, Ivo (played by legendary Estonian actor Lembit Ulfsak) along with friend Margus (Elmo Nüganen), treat two wounded soldiers from opposite sides, Ahmed (Giorgi Nakhashidze) and Niko (Mikheil Meskhi). During their extended period of convalescence under the administration of Ivo, they are forced not only to confront  the reasons that fuel their hatred for each other, but also the conflict which rages around them.

 

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Cast

Starring: 

Lembit Ulfsak, Mikheil Meskhi, Giorgi Nakhashidze, Elmo Nüganen, Raivo Trass

Credits

Director: Zaza Urushadze

Writer(s): 

Zaza Urushadze

Producers: 

Ivo Felt, Zaza Urushadze

Editor:  Alexander Kuranov

Cinematographer:  Rein Kotov

Music: 

Niaz Diasamidze

Production Details

Country:  Estonia

Year of Production:  2013

Language:  Various

Subtitles: 

  • English

Duration:  87 minutes

Original aspect ratio:  2.35:1

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Genre(s): 

  • Drama

Theatrical Release Date:  18 September 2015

DVD Release Date:  25 January 2016

Also available on Blu-Ray:  25 January 2016

Reviews

Peter Bradshaw, THE GUARDIAN

"the film to watch this week"

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SUNDAY TIMES CULTURE

"(included in) The best of what's on this week"

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THE ARTS DESK

"a must-see"

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THE TIMES SATURDAY REVIEW

"(included in) the critics' choice"

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Tara Brady, THE IRISH TIMES

"superb"

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CINEVUE

"never less than riverting"

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LITTLE WHITE LIES

"hugely moving"

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LOS ANGELES TIMES

"powerful"

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Wendy Ide, THE TIMES

"profound"

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