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Zaza is a 31-year old Israeli bachelor, handsome and intelligent, and his family wants to see him married. But tradition dictates that Zaza has to choose a young virgin. She must be beautiful and from a good family, preferably rich. Zaza's parents, Yasha and Lily drag Zaza to meet potential brides and their families. Zaza has no choice. He plays along with his family, advocates of the suffocating traditions of their Georgian Jewish heritage. But Zaza always manages to somehow get out of being engaged. What his parents don't know is that Zaza is already in love. Judith is sensuous, strong and intriguing. She's also a divorcée with a 6-year-old daughter. So Zaza has kept Judith a secret from his family. He will have to choose between respect of the strict confines of family and tradition, or the love of his life. Written by
Very realistic perspective on the new georgian generation's problem
Late Marriage is a not an easy film to watch. Although it may appear as an ethnic comedy at first, the film gradually grows to a melancholic drama, focusing on the the main problem of the new generation of Georgian individuals - the dualism between their traditions and between their desires to join the modern society. Zaza (played hillariously by Lior Ashkenzai) reflects this problem well - He is an educated Phd., and yet, he finds it hard to fulfil his desires to marry a girl which is not from his Georgian tribe, for he knows the complications to come, and knows that he will fail in coping with them.
Late Marriage is an excellent drama, which touches the very-exposed nurvs of the Georgians, yet handles delicately the matter within. You should not miss it.
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