The story of self-taught Georgian painter Niko Pirosmani.

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Credited cast:
Avtandil Varazi ...
Nico Pirosmanichvili
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dodo Abashidze
Givi Aleksandria ...
(as Givi Aleqsandria)
Spartak Bagashvili
Teimuraz Beridze
Kote Daushvili
Margo Gvaramadze
Amir Kakabadze
Zurab Kapianidze ...
(as Zura Qapianidze)
Rosalia Mintshin
Z. Qaldani
Aleksandre Rekhviashvili ...
(as Aleqsandre Rekhviashvili)
Nino Seturidze
Boris Tsipuria
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The story of self-taught Georgian painter Niko Pirosmani.

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15 May 1972 (Soviet Union)  »

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sometimes one's life can be changed by a piece of art ...
10 October 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

well, is there 100 *s possible on IMDb? no, really, i mean 10 stars would not do justice to this jem of movie masterpiece imo ... had heard about this movie and loved what i had heard about it before even watching it in a theater years later ...

was worried extremely if the movie itself would defy my own expectations of it that i had based on hearing about it alone (as it may so happen with many movies or books we hear about first and then watch or read later ...) surprise! the movie was even better, much better! and luckily, i was in an extremely rare good mood too when entering the salon and taking my seat, which guaranteed one of the finest movie watching experiences to happen to me, ever.

did i say sometimes one's life can be changed by a piece of art ... yes, sure, but in case of this "piece of art" my life did not quite change as it was elevated so highly into a higher level, of not only deeper awareness of certain already familiar aspects in my own life, but also to getting to know i'm not the only one in this world with such abstract visions in my mind ... (but i have to admit that i'm one of those unable to turn those visions into actual visual images on screen although i am into photography and movie making myself!) hail on thee both Pirosmani and Shengelaya ... for being what you are ...


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