The day after the funeral of Varlam Aravidze, the mayor of a small Georgian town, his corpse turns up in his son's garden and is secretly reburied. But the corpse keeps returning, and the police eventually capture a local woman, who is accused of digging it up. She says that Varlam should never be laid to rest because he was responsible for a Stalin-like reign of terror that led to the disappearance of many of her friends... Written by
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Movie was ready for release in 1984, but it was banned until 1987 (premiere in Cannes). See more
In the surrealist scene where the painter (Sandro Barateli) and the disgraced official (Mikheil Koresheli) meet and Mikheil explains the absurd charges for which he is being tried, a jet airplane can be heard passing overhead. See more
Excuse me, does this street lead to a church? I want to know whether this street leads to a church.
No, this is Varlam Street, and it doesn't lead to a church.
Then what do you need it for? Why have a road that doesn't lead to a church?