The film starts as a journey by the two directors-protagonists. Olga and Andrei, on the two sides of the frontline during the Russian-Georgian was in August 2008. A film on such a hot ... See full summary »
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The film starts as a journey by the two directors-protagonists. Olga and Andrei, on the two sides of the frontline during the Russian-Georgian was in August 2008. A film on such a hot political (and geopolitical) subject first of all establishes emotional contact with the audience by depicting human drama, before coming up with political conclusions. They emerge naturally and powerfully as overwhelming evidence of Russian imperialist plot shows through the Russian media smokescreen as well as mistakes and naivety of the Georgians. The filmmakers return to their St. Petersburg studio loaded with unique footage and evidence which they analyze in the process of film-editing. This process is intertwined in the film's narrative and the viewer gets a sense of partaking in it. In this way the filmmakers are able to come to forceful conclusions without slipping into propaganda and prejudice that charachterize too many films about the August war. Importantly the film puts the recent war in ... Written by official summary

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Уроки русского  »

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did Russian tank really bombed beslan school?
31 March 2010 | by (beijing,china) – See all my reviews

it's totally shocked me

even i had believed that i know a lot about the conflict between Russia and Georgia.

including early and recent war between Georgia and Abkhazia and south Ossetia.

especially those new saying about Beslan school accident.

i should create a chance to ask my doubt to director.cause i worried about the truth from the documentary may not the real truth.

it's so easy to make a documentary become propaganda in the news world today. Putin and Russian main media can made it, why not Georgian can't made it? so before everything clear, i just give it 7 point


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