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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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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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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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The first and the most amazing Georgian musical
22 March 2006 | by Raxy-1See all my reviews

I saw this film during Soviet Movie Festival, however, I was surprised that it has nothing to do with the Soviet Union, nor with the problems of the "iron curtain". This is the first ever Georgian musical with good artists, wonderful songs and amazing dances. girls are making a wonderful performance and singing, singing, singing... Giorgi Shengelaia could not have done better. This is his one of most prominent work. As far as I am aware it was very popular in the whole Soviet Union, even though it is totally in Georgian language. Even though the story itself is a little bit pathetic, the performance makes this movie wonderful.


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Country:

Soviet Union

Language:

Italian | Georgian | Russian

Release Date:

25 July 1975 (East Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

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Mono

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2.35 : 1
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