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Melodies of the Vera Quarter (1973)

Veris ubnis melodiebi (original title)
Pavle, who is a poor cart-driver has two girls, Maro and Tamro. The girls have a dream to take classes at a ballet school, but Pavle cannot afford such a luxury. Vardo, a laundress, decides to help the little girls.

Director:

Giorgi Shengelaia (as Georgiy Shengelaya)

Writers:

Anzor Salukvadze (screenplay), Giorgi Shengelaia (as Georgiy Shengelaya)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Sofiko Chiaureli ... Vardo
Vakhtang Kikabidze Vakhtang Kikabidze ... Pavle (as Buba Kikabidze)
Ia Ninidze ... Tamro (as Iya Ninidze)
Maia Kankava Maia Kankava ... Maro (as Maya Kankava)
Dodo Abashidze ... Amagladze polismeyster (as David Abashidze)
Erosi Manjgaladze ... Aga Gerkovi (as Erosi Mandzhgaladze)
Zura Kikaleishvili Zura Kikaleishvili ... Pochtalon (as Zurab Kikaleyshvili)
Alisa Freyndlikh ... Alisa Akvamarinskaya
Kakhi Kavsadze ... Italyanets
Ramaz Chkhikvadze ... merkant Panke
Gogi Gegechkori ... Aptekar (as Georgiy Gegechkori)
Gogi Kavtaradze Gogi Kavtaradze ... Katamadze politseyskiy (as Georgiy Kavtaradze)
Boris Tsipuria ... Dzibo
Baadur Tsuladze ... Politseyskiy
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bondo Goginava ... Politseyskiy (as B. Goginava)
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Storyline

Pavle, who is a poor cart-driver has two girls, Maro and Tamro. The girls have a dream to take classes at a ballet school, but Pavle cannot afford such a luxury. Vardo, a laundress, decides to help the little girls.

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Country:

Soviet Union

Language:

Italian | Georgian | Russian

Release Date:

25 July 1975 (East Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Melodies of the Vera Quarter See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Georgian-Film See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Lovely
7 May 2010 | by VincentiuSee all my reviews

Nice, touching, a game who offers the flavors of childhood, mixture of drama and pure comedy, music and slices of a Georgian street life, a fairy tale and a moral story. Sofiko Chiaureli is great as Vardo and the choreographic moments are more that the shows of Hollywood. Vakhtang Kikabitze makes the same deep and melancholic type of role. And the girls are amazing. Page of a lost world, the film is more than a testimony about a form of cultural resistance in Soviet Union. It is description of the science to transform the past in a piece of amber, in which the insect is alive for every look. A film like a good short story. With nostalgic dust, with lovely characters, with the desire to discover life more than crumbs of fiction or prison. Must see!


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