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Since Otar Left (2003)
"Depuis qu'Otar est parti..." (original title)

Unrated  |   |  Drama  |  17 September 2003 (France)
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The one joy in the lives of a mother and daughter comes from the regular letters sent to them from Paris from the family's adored son, Otar. When the daughter finds out that Otar has died ... See full summary »

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Esther Gorintin ...
Eka
Nino Khomasuridze ...
Marina
Dinara Drukarova ...
Ada
Temur Kalandadze ...
Tengiz (as Temour Kalandadze)
Rusudan Bolkvadze ...
Rusiko (as Roussoudan Bolkvadze)
Sasha Sarishvili ...
Alexi (as Sacha Sarichvili)
Duta Skhirtladze ...
Niko (as Douta Skhirtladze)
Abdellah Moundy ...
Le berbère (as Abdallah Moundy)
Mzia Eristavi ...
Dora
Misha Eristavi ...
Fils Dora
Zoura Natrochvili ...
Voisin (Mika)
Alexandre Makhorablichvili ...
Fonctionnaire
Micha Moudjiri ...
Directeur usine
Jacques Fleury ...
Homme d'affaire 1
Frédéric Payen ...
Homme d'affaire 2
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The one joy in the lives of a mother and daughter comes from the regular letters sent to them from Paris from the family's adored son, Otar. When the daughter finds out that Otar has died suddenly, she tries to conceal the truth from her mother, changing the course of their lives forever. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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$13,763 (USA) (30 April 2004)

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$344,974 (USA) (16 July 2004)
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Magnificent, enriching and worth your time
13 August 2004 | by (New England) – See all my reviews

This was one of the best films I've ever seen. It was simply magnificent--human, and true in a way that modern films rarely display. The cinematography was skillful; the amount of time on a given scene varied, with the variety quite significant in terms of its meaning. (For instance, the cut to the "Conservation" (cemetery) was an example of this.) I will see this beautiful film again, and give it my highest recommendation. My hat is off in tribute to the director, producer, writer, and actors.


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