8.3/10
28,158
58 user 117 critic

Tangerines (2013)

Mandariinid (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, War | 17 April 2015 (USA)
Trailer
1:44 | Trailer
War in Georgia, Apkhazeti region in 1990. An Estonian man Ivo has stayed behind to harvest his crops of tangerines. In a bloody conflict at his door, a wounded man is left behind, and Ivo is forced to take him in.

Director:

Writers:

(idea), (idea) | 2 more credits »
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 12 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Sherlock Jr. (1924)
Action | Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

A film projectionist longs to be a detective, and puts his meagre skills to work when he is framed by a rival for stealing his girlfriend's father's pocketwatch.

Director: Buster Keaton
Stars: Buster Keaton, Kathryn McGuire, Joe Keaton
Adventure | History | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A medieval love story with lots of adventures. The times are troubled - there's a revolt of peasants going on. To secure its safety a monastery chases for a relics of a holy Brigitte. A ... See full summary »

Director: Grigori Kromanov
Stars: Aleksandr Goloborodko, Igrida Andrina, Elza Radzina
Kevade (1969)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Semi-autobiographical story by Oskar Luts about friendship, love and life in a small Estonian country boarding school in the late 1800s. Followed by Suvi (1976) and Sügis (1990).

Director: Arvo Kruusement
Stars: Arno Liiver, Riina Hein, Aare Laanemets
Quchis dgeebi (2010)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Modern time Tbilisi, Georgia. Cops arrest jobless heroine addict Checkie, 45, and give him 2 days to introduce Ika, 16, to drugs, so that they could blackmail Ika's politician father. If ... See full summary »

Director: Levan Koguashvili
Stars: Guga Kotetishvili, Irakli Ramishvili, Giorgi Kipshidze
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A group of teenage boys from Tbilisi take a trip to Azerbaijan to buy drugs, and end up fighting in the Nagorno-Karabakh War, when they are captured by Azerbaijani militants, with one ... See full summary »

Director: Levan Tutberidze
Stars: Levan Doborjginidze, Misha Meskhi, Nutsa Kukhianidze
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

After 16 years of imprisonment, 40-years-old Gogliko is released from jail. He doesn't exactly know what he did that deserved 16 years of jail time. A free man, a changed country awaits him... See full summary »

Director: Zaza Urushadze
Stars: Kakha Abuashvili, Zura Begalishvili, Tinatin Dalakishvili
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Ivo
... Ahmed (as Giorgi Nakhashidze)
Elmo Nüganen ... Margus
Misha Meskhi ... Nika (as Mikhail Meskhi)
Raivo Trass ... Juhan
Zura Begalishvili ... Aslan (as Zurab Begalishvili)
Dato Khakhidze ... Aslan's Soldier (as David Khakhidze)
Jano Izoria ... Aslan's Soldier
Gia Gogishvili ... Aslan's Soldier
Vamekh Jangidze ... Aslan's Soldier
Aleko Begalishvili ... Aslan's Soldier
Temo Khutsishvili ... Aslan's Soldier
... Officer (as George Tsaava)
Denis Khlibov ... Soldier
Victor Gegeshidze ... Soldier (as Viktor Gegeshidze)
Edit

Storyline

War in Georgia, Apkhazeti region 1992: local Apkhazians are fighting to break free from Georgia. Estonian village between the mountains has become empty, almost everyone has returned to their homeland, only 2 men have stayed: Ivo and Margus. But Margus will leave as soon as he has harvested his crops of tangerines. In a bloody conflict in their miniature village wounded men are left behind, and Ivo is forced to take them in. But they are from opposite sides of the war. This is touching anti-war story about Estonians who find themselves in the middle of someone else's war. How do they handle it? How do the enemies act under third-party roof? Written by Annts

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | War

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

| |

Release Date:

17 April 2015 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Tangerines  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

€650,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,600, 17 April 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$144,501

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$942,487
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Production Co:

,  »
Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The first Estonian feature film to be nominated for an Academy Award. See more »

Quotes

Margus: Soon there will be rain.
Ivo: There will not.
Margus: They will be here soon.
Ivo: Who?
Margus: The Georgians and Russians. And the tangerines will stay in the trees. You know what this war is called? The war of citrus.
Ivo: What do you mean?
Margus: It's a war over my tangerines.
Ivo: Be normal. They are fighting for the land.
Margus: For the land where my tangerines grow.
See more »

Connections

Featured in 72nd Golden Globe Awards (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Mandariinid Theme
Written by Niaz Diasamidze
Performed by Niaz Diasamidze
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

story from East
30 April 2014 | by See all my reviews

more than a war film, it is a peace manifesto. so, important is not the story itself - one from many - but the science to give delicacy and force to its levels. a film about solitude, hate and reconciliation with yourself. about survive in harsh time. powerful and poetic, cold and precise,human virtues in a special angle. a basic story and a lot of pieces who presents the best way to be more than part of a crisis. Ivo is a remarkable character for the virtue to remind old known truths. it is the merit not only by actor or scriptwriter, director or image. it is a merit of viewer who see the wise man who drives , always, the tensions from a space of conflicts to the necessary end.a film of silence and words as signs of it. a film who impress. for the smart manner to not be a lesson or only a good movie. but a necessary parable. about the deep essence of life.


41 of 47 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 58 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial