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Tangerines (2013)

Mandariinid (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, War | 17 April 2015 (USA)
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Tangerines is a movie starring Lembit Ulfsak, Elmo Nüganen, and Giorgi Nakashidze. 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.

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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)
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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

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Drama | War

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Budget:

€650,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,600, 17 April 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$144,501

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$942,487
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Trivia

The movie was about to happen two years ago. Lembit Ulfsak already asked the days off his regular theatre-work, even packed the bag, however the film-making was cancelled due to the financial difficulties. This time he was much more careful and felt even embarrassed to ask the days off from his theatre again. See more »

Quotes

Juhan: I thought it would explode.
Margus: It explodes in the cinema.
Ivo: Ah, the cinema is one big fraud.
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Featured in The Oscars (2015) See more »

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Mandariinid
Written by Niaz Diasamidze
Performed by Niaz Diasamidze
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Very good
16 January 2015 | by See 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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