7.2/10
804
11 user 21 critic

Farewell, Home Sweet Home (1999)

Adieu, plancher des vaches! (original title)
Nicholas is the eldest son of a wealthy suburban family, whose businesswoman mother makes deals from a helicopter and has an affair with her business partner. His cheerful, alcoholic father... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

(scenario)
3 wins. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Lundi matin (2002)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A story told quietly of Vincent a welder at a large and seemingly toxic plant along the Rhône, living in a village with his sons, wife, and mother, saying little to each other. Vincent ... See full summary »

Director: Otar Iosseliani
Stars: Jacques Bidou, Anne Kravz-Tarnavsky, Narda Blanchet
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A noble family of France maintains dignity despite the onslaught of modernism and non-white immigrants.

Director: Otar Iosseliani
Stars: Narda Blanchet, Pierette Pompom Bailhache, Aleksandr Cherkasov
Chant d'hiver (2015)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A deadpan, picaresque buddy comedy about two old friends through a series of urban adventures, loosely connected by the skull of an executed French aristocrat. Winter Song is a typically ... See full summary »

Director: Otar Iosseliani
Stars: Rufus, Amiran Amiranashvili, Mathias Jung
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Awarded the Special Jury Prize at the 41st Venice International Film Festival, this absurdist comedy, with its sprawling cast of crooks, thieves, anarchists, prostitutes, chief inspectors, ... See full summary »

Director: Otar Iosseliani
Stars: Katja Rupé, Alix de Montaigu, François Michel
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Gia is a carefree young percussionist who works at a theater in Tbilisi, capital of Georgia. He lives in a small apartment with his mother. Gia spends his days flitting from friend to ... See full summary »

Director: Otar Iosseliani
Stars: Gela Kandelaki, Gogi Chkheidze, Jansug Kakhidze
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Director: Otar Iosseliani
Stars: Séverin Blanchet, Jacynthe Jacquet, Otar Iosseliani
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

King Vano rides bravely off into battle, but only after ensuring his passionate Queen is safely locked in her chastity belt.

Director: Otar Iosseliani
Stars: Amiran Amiranashvili, Davit Gogibedashvili, Giorgi Tsintsadze
Chantrapas (2010)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Nicolas is an artist, a filmmaker who merely wants to express himself and whom everyone wishes to reduce to silence. When he first starts out in Georgia, the "ideologists" hope to gag him, ... See full summary »

Director: Otar Iosseliani
Stars: Dato Tarielachvili, Tamuna Karumidze, Fanny Gonin
Giorgobistve (1966)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A young idealist takes a job at a local state run winery only to discover and become disillusioned by the corruption of the Soviet State.

Director: Otar Iosseliani
Stars: Ramaz Giorgobiani, Gogi Kharabadze, Marina Kartsivadze
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

The film depicts daily life in an Senegalian village. The people sleep, eat, make love, pray for rain, et cetera, while civilization, by way of timber trucks and tree fellers, is slowly ... See full summary »

Director: Otar Iosseliani
Stars: Sigalon Sagna, Saly Badji, Binta Cissé
Pastorali (1975)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A group of musicians moved into the field for testing in an atmosphere of calm, however, seeking bucolic setting, hidden deep human conflicts.

Director: Otar Iosseliani
Stars: Nana Ioseliani, Tamar Gabarashvili, Mikhail Naneishvili
Drama | Romance | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

From the legendary director, Emilio El Indio Fernandez, a powerful film of a woman fighting her rich established family to marry the man she loves... See full synopsis »

Director: Emilio Fernández
Stars: Silvia Pinal, Carlos López Moctezuma, Jaime Fernández
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Nico Tarielashvili ...
Son
Lily Lavina ...
Mother
...
Moto driver
Stephanie Hainque ...
Girl at bar
Mirabelle Kirkland ...
Maid
Amiran Amiranashvili ...
Hobo
Joachim Salinger ...
Beggar
Emmanuel de Chauvigny ...
Lover
...
Father
Narda Blanchet ...
Old lady
Yannick Carpentier ...
Serveur
Vincent Darasse
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
...
A drinker at bar
Viviane Bonelli
Viviane Bourguinet
Edit

Storyline

Nicholas is the eldest son of a wealthy suburban family, whose businesswoman mother makes deals from a helicopter and has an affair with her business partner. His cheerful, alcoholic father, on the other hand, is reduced to a prisoner in his room with his devoted dog and electric train set. Unbeknownst to his parents, Nicholas works as a window cleaner and dish washer in a Parisian cafe. He is also in love with the daughter of another cafe's owner, who, however, has an abusive boyfriend. One night, Nicholas sneaks a few drunken drifters into his family wine cellar and his father unexpectedly takes a liking to the stranger. Written by L.H. Wong <lhw@sfs.org.sg>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

| |

Language:

Release Date:

12 November 1999 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

Farewell, Home Sweet Home  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Edited into Spisok korabley (2008) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
All At Sea
12 December 2004 | by See all my reviews

I saw this immediately following the same director's Falling Leaves and found it much more accessible. The twenty-odd year gap between the two films and the fact that this one was made in France as opposed to Georgia may, of course, have something to do with it. Again, the Georgian-born director (he made a point of saying he was Georgian and NOT Russian) introduced it - in fluent French yet - and described it as his most complicated film. It's a gently, meandering piece and at least half a dozen times you think, OK, that's it, a logical ending, only to have it spin out yet moor gossamer thread. There's a distant relationship with Renoir's The Rules Of The Game but only around the edges. It's about a disparate group of people whose lives intersect and sometimes, but not always, connect. Bizarre, eccentric, both could be fairly employed to describe some of the characters. Again the director chooses to spin his web around a young male, this time around the scion of a wealthy family who, for reasons best known to himself, works as a dishwasher in a restaurant - and an inept dishwasher at that; he's fired halfway through the film - and chooses friends from among the outcasts of society (again, we could, if we wanted to stretch a point, find a link with Boudu Saved From Drowning). Characters come and go on this patchwork quilt and some we find more interesting than others. None of the actors are well known but most are fairly competent and overall the film holds the attention.


3 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?