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Iavnana (1994)

Little Keto is only child in rich Georgian family, but she is abducted by two Lezgian men. Parents found their daughter after many years, but she could not remember her childhood and past. ... See full summary »

Director:

Nana Janelidze

Writers:

Iakob Gogebashvili (stories), Nana Janelidze | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Nato Murvanidze Nato Murvanidze
Niko Tavadze Niko Tavadze
Nino Abuladze Nino Abuladze
Maya Bagrationi Maya Bagrationi
Kakhi Kavsadze
Otar Megvinetukhutsesi
Zurab Kavtaradze Zurab Kavtaradze ... (as Zura Qavtaradze)
Archil Tsitsishvili Archil Tsitsishvili
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ketevan Abuladze Ketevan Abuladze
Zeinab Botsvadze
Marlen Egutia Marlen Egutia
Malkhaz Gorgiladze Malkhaz Gorgiladze
Dima Khvtisiashvili Dima Khvtisiashvili
Edisher Magalashvili Edisher Magalashvili
Natia Mokhevishvili Natia Mokhevishvili ... Angel / little girl
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Little Keto is only child in rich Georgian family, but she is abducted by two Lezgian men. Parents found their daughter after many years, but she could not remember her childhood and past. After Keto's permanent silence and her mother's vain attempts to make her daughter remember everything, a decision is made: Keto will be taken back to Dagestan. Desperate mother can't do anything but to finally sing for her child as she used to years ago. Can mother's lullaby help her to find a real family, mother tongue, own country and herself? Written by Anonymous

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Iavnana is a type of song that has sung as a healing song. Iavnana is a Georgian lullaby. See more »

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Really a good movie
3 December 2009 | by StefanSrbendaSee all my reviews

This Georgian drama seeks to renew and reinforce a sense of cultural and national identity as it examines a tragic event in the idyllic life of an aristocratic Georgian family. Much of the film focuses upon their happy and peaceful life of this family comprised of a young couple and their baby daughter Keto. Their life changes when two drifters come in. The two men (who seem to be Muslims from the Azerbaijan republic) are met with hospitality. They repay it by kidnapping baby Keto. I first saw this movie as a kid, in '96. or '97. on Christmas Eve and was delighted with it. I've been looking for it for years - the problem was that i didn't know movie name nor in Serbian nor in English. After a lot of thinking and guessing i found it's name on this site, but this was only the first part of my search. It was nearly impossible to find a DVD, only DVD rips with suspicious video quality were available on internet. At last, I managed to find DVD and to translate it to Serbian. For those who are regularly watch Hollywood movies, this one probably wouldn't be interesting, but I'd highly recommend it for everyone else.


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Country:

Georgia

Language:

Georgian

Release Date:

1 January 1994 (Georgia) See more »

Also Known As:

Berceuse See more »

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Georgian-Film, Arsi, Sameba See more »
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Stereo

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Color
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