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Blue Mountains, or Unbelievable Story (1983)
"Tsisperi mtebi anu daujerebeli ambavi" (original title)

 -  Comedy  -  October 1986 (USA)
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An author - a passive young man - enters the Soviet-controlled bureaucracy of Georgia attempting to get his novel published only to be neglected and compartmentalized at every turn.

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Vasil Kakhniashvili ...
Vaso
Teimuraz Chirgadze ...
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Ivane Sakvarelidze ...
Markscheider
Sesilia Takaishvili ...
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Grigol Natsvlishvili ...
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V. Mezvrishvili ...
Grisha
O. Guntsadze ...
Mgebavi
Darejan Sumbatashvili ...
Bella (as D. Sumbatashvili)
Zeinab Botsvadze ...
Lali
Nino Tutberidze ...
Mdivani
G. Chkhaidze ...
Shuqri
Mikhail Kokodze ...
Otari
Guram Lortkipanidze ...
Tengizi
Guram Petriashvili ...
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An author - a passive young man - enters the Soviet-controlled bureaucracy of Georgia attempting to get his novel published only to be neglected and compartmentalized at every turn.

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"THE TRIAL" as directed by Preston Sturges
24 August 2006 | by (Illinois, USA) – See all my reviews

BLUE MOUNTAINS, OR AN IMPROBABLE STORY ("Why two titles?") is an absurdist tale in which a novelist takes his latest manuscript to his familiar publishing house, only to have it pushed aside, lost, damaged, stolen, or simply ignored again and again as the employees go about their meaningless, repetitive work. Things start out fairly normal and get gradually stranger as the story continues. As film satires go it's not quite as cunning as Bunuel's best work (which it seems it could have been influenced by) but it's still a funny, sharp and brutally honest jab at the crumbling Soviet government and bureaucratic ineptness in all its forms. Ramaz Giorgobiani's expressionless lead performance is an interesting and eventually necessary realist counterpoint to the often wild and intentionally bloated performances of the bureaucrats. The aforementioned Bunuel is an obvious cinematic connection, as is Fellini's ORCHESTRA REHEARSAL, but as I was watching it I kept thinking this is what might happen if Preston Sturges filmed a Kafka story. Well worth a look.


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