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13 Tzameti (2005)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Horror | 8 February 2006 (France)
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A man takes over a dead man's task but doesn't realize the horror it entails.


Géla Babluani


Géla Babluani
10 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
George Babluani ... Sébastien (as Georges Babluani)
Aurélien Recoing ... Jacky
Pascal Bongard ... Le maître de cérémonie
Fred Ulysse Fred Ulysse ... Alain
Nicolas Pignon Nicolas Pignon ... Le parrain
Vania Vilers ... Mr. Schlondorff
Christophe Vandevelde Christophe Vandevelde ... Ludo
Olga Legrand Olga Legrand ... Mme Godon
Augustin Legrand Augustin Legrand ... José
Jo Prestia ... Pierre Bléreau (as Joé Prestia)
Philippe Passon Philippe Passon ... Jean-François Godon
Djalalli Amouche Djalalli Amouche ... Abel
Serge Chambon Serge Chambon ... L'Organisateur
Melchior Aquino Melchior Aquino ... Keller
Nouredine Ameur Nouredine Ameur ... Mr. Meyer


Sebastian, a young man, has decided to follow instructions intended for someone else, without knowing where they will take him. Something else he does not know is that Gerard Dorez, a cop on a knife-edge, is tailing him. When he reaches his destination, Sebastian falls into a degenerate, clandestine world of mental chaos behind closed doors in which men gamble on the lives of others men. Written by Anonymous

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Official Sites:

Revolver Entertainment [UK]




French | Georgian | German

Release Date:

8 February 2006 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

13 See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,805, 30 July 2006, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$121,390, 12 November 2006
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Technical Specs



Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


"Tzameti" is the Georgian word for thirteen. See more »


A man places a bet on # 7 when in scene previous he's visible dead on the floor. See more »

Alternate Versions

The version shown on the Sundance Channel is letter-boxed and 90 minutes long. See more »


Remade as 13 (2010) See more »

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User Reviews

What happens when fiction outstrips reality ?
24 September 2008 | by FilmCriticLalitRaoSee all my reviews

How can one define a troublesome film like 13 Tzameti ? Can it be called an existential revelation of our modern times or is it simply a quick paced high intensity thriller ? Whatever one says,it is sure that 13 Tzameti is a rare film which makes sure that fiction comes close to reality.There is a reason for that as its director Gela Babluani learned the art of cinema from his father Temur Babluani whose film "The son of the wakeful" bagged silver bear prize for an outstanding artistic contribution at the 1993 Berlin International Film Festival.Both of them come from Georgia,a land which has given birth to such prolific film directors as Tengiz Abuladze,Temur Babluani,Goderdzi Chokheli,Georgi Daneliya,Nana Djordjadze,Lana Gogoberidze,Otar Iosseliani,Mikhail Kalatozov and Marlen Khutsiev.13 Tzameti is not for the weak hearted people as there is an excessive usage of guns in it.It is normal for us to associate guns for mutual destruction but this film shows us that they are also used to conduct wild games which can prove out to be fatal.There is a degree of authenticity as the events depicted might be taking place in an undisclosed location of an unknown country.13 Tzameti succeeds on a social level too as its success has ensured that the stigma attached to number 13 needs to be erased from people's minds.

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