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My Grandmother (1929)

Chemi bebia (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy , Drama | 4 October 1977 (USA)
The protagonist, a lazy pen-pusher, gets the sack for his bureaucratic idleness, and learns that the way back into the job market depends on getting a letter of recommendation from a "grandmother".

Director:

Kote Mikaberidze (as Kote Miqaberidze)

Writers:

Siko Dolidze (libretto), Giorgi Mdivani | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Aleksandre Takaishvili Aleksandre Takaishvili ... The Bureaucrat (as A. Takaishvili)
Bella Chernova ... The Bureaucrat's Wife
Evgeniy Ovanov Evgeniy Ovanov ... The Doorman (as E. Ovanov)
Akaki Khorava Akaki Khorava ... Labourer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mikhail Abesadze Mikhail Abesadze ... (as M. Abesadze)
G. Absaliamova G. Absaliamova
Konstantin Lavretski Konstantin Lavretski ... (as K. Lavretski)
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Storyline

The protagonist, a lazy pen-pusher, gets the sack for his bureaucratic idleness, and learns that the way back into the job market depends on getting a letter of recommendation from a "grandmother".

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

Soviet Union

Language:

Georgian

Release Date:

4 October 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

My Grandmother See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Sakhkinmretsvi See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(1970 sound)

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Imaginative, innovative, amazing!
19 January 2008 | by simon-1303See all my reviews

This is a wonderful film that works on so many levels. As a farce, it's up there with Charlie Chaplin or Monsieur Hulot. It's really funny. The score is absolutely brilliant. The acting is top-notch. As a satire on corruption and bureaucracy, it hits the nail on the head. The elements of surrealism work tremendously well in acting, sets and scenes: just extreme enough to make the point well without losing touch with the underlying reality. Through all this, key themes are maintained. The director also plays effortlessly with gender, age and hierarchical roles, switching and undermining them relentlessly. Innovative film techniques, too, are used exceptionally well: puppetry, collage, distortion plus many more. One could doubtless see this film a dozen times and still find something new. I unreservedly recommend this film!


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