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Mandariinid (2013)

Not Rated | | Drama, War | 17 April 2015 (USA)
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War in Georgia, Apkhazeti region in 1990. An Estonian man Ivo has stayed behind to harvest his crops of tangerines. In a bloody conflict at his door, a wounded man is left behind, and Ivo is forced to take him in.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Elmo Nüganen ...
Misha Meskhi ...
Nika (as Mikheil Meskhi)
Raivo Trass ...
Zura Begalishvili ...
Aslan (as Zurab Begalishvili)
Dato Khakhidze ...
Aslan's Soldier (as David Khakhidze)
Jano Izoria ...
Aslan's Soldier
Gia Gogishvili ...
Aslan's Soldier
Vamekh Jangidze ...
Aslan's Soldier
Aleko Begalishvili ...
Aslan's Soldier
Temo Khutsishvili ...
Aslan's Soldier
Giorgi Tsaava ...
Officer (as George Tsaava)
Denis Khlibov ...
Victor Gegeshidze ...
Soldier (as Viktor Gegeshidze)


War in Georgia, Apkhazeti region 1992: local Apkhazians are fighting to break free from Georgia. Estonian village between the mountains has become empty, almost everyone has returned to their homeland, only 2 men have stayed: Ivo and Margus. But Margus will leave as soon as he has harvested his crops of tangerines. In a bloody conflict in their miniature village wounded men are left behind, and Ivo is forced to take them in. But they are from opposite sides of the war. This is touching anti-war story about Estonians who find themselves in the middle of someone else's war. How do they handle it? How do the enemies act under third-party roof? Written by Annts

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Drama | War


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Release Date:

17 April 2015 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mandarinas  »

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€650,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$4,600 (USA) (17 April 2015)


$112,818 (USA) (19 June 2015)

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2.35 : 1
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Official submission of Estonia to the best foreign language film category of the 87th Academy Awards 2015. See more »


Ahmed: I will avenge my friend. This is a holy thing for us old man, you don't understand.
Ivo: Killing a sleeping man, when he is unconscious, is that a sacred thing too? I didn't know.
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Featured in The 87th Annual Academy Awards (2015) See more »


Mandariinid Theme
Written by Niaz Diasamidze
Performed by Niaz Diasamidze
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Just watched a brilliant cinema from Goergia
18 December 2014 | by (Bangladesh) – See all my reviews

I never watched any Georgian movie before 'Mandariinid'. So first experience was really so convenient and remarkable. This movie leads me to step forward in Georgian cinema crowd.

The tenderness of this movie give peace to the audience. The certainty of this movie contain peace,sympathy,humanity,courtesy,generosity.This cinema is one of the most influencing visionary art of anti war. This cinema has a ability and eligibility to persuade the audience into morality.

A Georgian war cinema where Abkhazia want to depart from Georgia. A story of two enemies who hates each other but deep inside a little humanity grow after they passed some time in a house of a old man 'Ivo' who saved their life.The character Ivo is established as a cue of virtuous. There are another guy who works with the old man who harvest the crops of tangerine.

It is definitely a good anti war movie. The cinematography,music,editing composition was upstanding. Specially, cinematography language was established strongly. 'Zaza Urushadze' i will definitely memorize the name.

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