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A young refugee and his mother flee war and ethnic cleansing in the breakaway Georgian region of Abkhazia, leaving his father behind. After arriving in the Georgian capital of Tbilisi, the ... See full summary »

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George Ovashvili

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Rustam Ibragimbekov (adaptation), George Ovashvili (adaptation) | 1 more credit »
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Credited cast:
Tedo Bekhauri Tedo Bekhauri ... Tedo
Tamar Meskhi Tamar Meskhi ... Mariam
Archil Tabukashvili Archil Tabukashvili ... 1st Boy
Temo Goginava Temo Goginava ... 2nd Boy
Lia Abuladze Lia Abuladze ... Zita
Leila Khokhosadze Leila Khokhosadze ... Aunt Maro
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nika Alajajev Nika Alajajev
Galoba Gambaria Galoba Gambaria
Sopho Gvritishvili Sopho Gvritishvili
Berdia Inckirveli Berdia Inckirveli
Jano Izoria Jano Izoria ... (as Jano Isoria)
Magda Karsidze Magda Karsidze
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A young refugee and his mother flee war and ethnic cleansing in the breakaway Georgian region of Abkhazia, leaving his father behind. After arriving in the Georgian capital of Tbilisi, the young boy encounters difficulties with his mother, and begins a lonely journey back to Abkhazia to find his father. Written by Stan Rodman

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Country:

Georgia | Kazakhstan

Language:

Georgian | Abkhazian | Russian

Release Date:

29 April 2010 (Hungary) See more »

Also Known As:

The Other Bank See more »

Filming Locations:

Georgia

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Budget:

$750,000 (estimated)
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Dolby

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1.85 : 1
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An explanation of the final scenes
25 April 2009 | by stanrodmanSee all my reviews

The group of men in the closing scene are actually militant separatists who are conducting the ethnic cleansing of Georgians during the uprising in Abkhazia.

Young Tedo reluctantly joins in their drunken dance, then tries to escape, at least

mentally, by recalling his friends glue-sniffing recollections of wild African animals in one of the beginning scenes. He has now come to the realization that there is no where for him to go, nothing left of his family as he knew it. Such is the reality for

thousands of "internally displaced" children in Eastern Europe, as well as elsewhere,

that are literally left to fend for themselves for the rest of their lives. Whatever the political and military realities are in any given country, it continues to be the children, forced to grow up quickly or die at the hands of military forces from one side or the other, that will bear the brunt of future suffering.


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