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Giorgobistve (1966)

A young idealist takes a job at a local state run winery only to discover and become disillusioned by the corruption of the Soviet State.

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Otar Iosseliani
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Cast

Credited cast:
Ramaz Giorgobiani ... Nico
Gogi Kharabadze Gogi Kharabadze ... Otari
Marina Kartsivadze Marina Kartsivadze ... Marine
Aleksandre Omiadze Aleksandre Omiadze ... Head of wine factory (as Aleqsandre Omiadze)
Baadur Tsuladze ... Archili
Tengiz Daushvili Tengiz Daushvili ... Nodari (as T. Daushvili)
Bukhuti Zakariadze ... Ilo (as Bukhuti Zaqariadze)
Akaki Kvantaliani Akaki Kvantaliani ... Daviti
Dodo Abashidze ... Rezo
Otar Zautashvili Otar Zautashvili ... Shota
Ioseb Gogichaishvili Ioseb Gogichaishvili ... Bondo (as S. Gogichaishvili)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Givi Berikashvili ... Priyatel Bondo
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A young idealist takes a job at a local state run winery only to discover and become disillusioned by the corruption of the Soviet State.

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Country:

Soviet Union

Language:

Georgian | French | Russian

Release Date:

May 1968 (Soviet Union) See more »

Also Known As:

Falling Leaves See more »

Filming Locations:

Tbilisi, Georgia

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Production Co:

Qartuli Pilmi See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Early Autumn
12 December 2004 | by writers_reignSee all my reviews

Definitely not for the short attention-span set. This takes its own sweet time to get anywhere and even then you're not quite sure where it's taken you. It kicks off with a long opening sequence resembling nothing more than a pre-war black and white documentary on traditional wine-growing in Georgia and I may as well state my ignorance up front, I didn't even know that Georgia HAD a wine-growing industry but I'm guessing they don't export too much of it. The screening I attended was introduced by the director who advised us not to read the subtitles and, to a great extent, the film can be followed just by watching it. If it has a central character it is Nico, a teenager who gets a job in a wine-collective (if that's the correct term) and subsequently decides that one of the new barrels is undrinkable and ensures it will not be bottled by adding gelatin to the barrel. That's about it apart from a slight sub-plot involving a possessive bully and two giggling girls. I'm glad I saw it but I'm not sure I'd want to sit through it again.


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