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Tangerines (Mandariinid)

Tangerines (Mandariinid)
  • 2013
  • Estonia/Georgia
  • 87 min
  • Directed by: Zaza Urushadze
  • Cast: Giorgi Nakashidze, Elmo Nüganen, Raivo Trass
  • Language: Russian/Estonian
  • UK release: 18 September 2015

Estonian man Ivo harvests his crop of tangerines, despite a bloody conflict nearby. When a wounded man shows up, Ivo is forced to take him in. This is a film that mines the profoundest truths from the simplest of stories and underlines the sheer absurdity of the situation. It is a thoughtful morality tale, handled with delicacy and precision, and has been beautifully photographed by Kotov.

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Tangerines

14 Sep 20154 stars

Timely and poignant Georgian Civil War drama from Zaza Urushadze

It has been a long, patient wait for the UK release of Georgian director Zaza Urushadze’s Oscar-nominated Tangerines but it has been worth it. Set in 1992 during the war between Georgia and Abkhaz separatists, it unfolds in a small village in which…

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