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Tangerines (2013)

Mandariinid (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, War | 17 April 2015 (USA)
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In 1992, war rages in Abkhazia, a breakaway region of Georgia. An Estonian man Ivo has decided to stay behind and harvest his crops of tangerines. In a bloody conflict at his door, a wounded man is left behind, and Ivo takes him in.

Director:

Zaza Urushadze

Writers:

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

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

War in Georgia, Abkhazia region 1992: local Abkhaz 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

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Genres:

Drama | War

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The film depicts the War in Abkhazia (1992-1993), part of the larger Georgian Civil War (1991-1993). The Abkhazian ethnic group rejected the control of the Georgian government. Their attempt at winning independence was largely supported by Georgia's Armenian and Russian ethnic minorities. See more »

Goofs

As the movie begins, it is freezing weather and condensation from every breath from Ivo and the soldier inside Ivo's workshop is seen. They step outside and it is not as cold and their breath is not seen. 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.
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Connections

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

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Mandariinid Theme
Written by Niaz Diasamidze
Performed by Niaz Diasamidze
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Very good
16 January 2015 | by Red_IdentitySee all my reviews

That's what a nomination from the Oscars can do to a foreign-language film. it can build hype, put them on the spotlight, let so many others see films that might have not otherwise been seen by people who usually don't go out of their way to see foreign films. It's a rather lovely film, despite having subject matter that would be seen as glum or dry. Surely, it's not a "happy" film, but it's lovely in its themes that it reinforces by the end and what it's ultimately trying to tell us. In that way, it succeeds greatly and it offers as a reminder of our own problems and our own flaws, and that humanity, despite so many reasons to not care about others, can prevail in the end and make you really care for someone.


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Details

Country:

Estonia | Georgia

Language:

Estonian | Russian | Georgian

Release Date:

17 April 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tangerines See more »

Filming Locations:

Guria, Republic of Georgia See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR650,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,180, 19 April 2015

Gross USA:

$144,501

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,024,132
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Allfilm, Georgian Film See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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