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Father of a Soldier (1964)

Jariskatsis mama (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, War | 4 November 1965 (Hungary)
An old man goes to visit his wounded son in a hospital, but it turns out that he's already been released and is back on the front lines. Reluctant to return home empty-handed, he tries to follow and find him.


Rezo Chkheidze


Suliko Jgenti (screenplay) (as Suliko Zhgenti)
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Credited cast:
Sergo Zakariadze ... Georgiy Makharashvili
Vladimir Privaltsev Vladimir Privaltsev ... Nikiforov
Aleksandr Nazarov Aleksandr Nazarov ... Arkadiy Ershov
Aleksandr Lebedev ... Nikolay Nazarov
Vladimir Kolokoltsev ... Grisha
Yuri Drozdov Yuri Drozdov ... Vova
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nikolai Barmin ... Colonel (as Nikolay Barmin)
Ketevan Bochorishvili Ketevan Bochorishvili ... Mariya
Yura Bondarenko Yura Bondarenko ... Borya
Valentin Donguzashvili ... Makharashvili's Fellow Villager
Aleksandr Gai Aleksandr Gai ... Wounded Soldier (as Aleksandr Gay)
Bondo Goginava ... Makharashvili's Fellow Villager
Giya Kobakhidze Giya Kobakhidze ... Goderdzi Makharashvili
Irakli Kokrashvili Irakli Kokrashvili ... Episodic role (as Irakliy Kokrashvili)
Ivan Kosykh ... Accordionist


During World War II, Georgy Makharashvili, an old peasant wine-grower, leaves his Georgian village and goes off to the front lines to find his son, a wounded soldier. But before the father can get to the hospital, the son has been sent back to the front. The father cannot go back to his village, so he accompanies the Soviet Army all the way to the final victory over Fascism in Berlin. Written by Anonymous

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Drama | War


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In 2013, colorized version of the film was shown on TV. See more »


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Thou Art a Vineyard
Written by King Demetrius I of Georgia
Performed by Sergo Zakariadze
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Salam Georgia
19 July 2006 | by vishal_wallSee all my reviews

A father leaves his village to meet his soldier son who is wounded and is in the hospital. By the time old man reaches, son has recovered and is sent back to the post. Father decides to join the army to meet his son. Film is a little slow and very predictable. Acting is fantastic and situations very moving. Duration of the film is very short. Its a fine film with good message and good acting. Very expensive war scenes. I am yet to decide if I liked it or not still I must say that the film is very relevant and to the point. It is better than most second world war films west makes in the name of 'freedom' and for 'anti-communist' propaganda. Watch it if you like subtle war films and not mindless action.

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4 November 1965 (Hungary) See more »

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