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Tangerines ()

Mandariinid (original title)
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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.

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Ivo
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Ahmed
Misha Meskhi ...
Nika
Elmo Nüganen ...
Margus
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
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Officer (as George Tsaava)
Denis Khlibov ...
Soldier
Victor Gegeshidze ...
Soldier (as Viktor Gegeshidze)
Genadi Levchenko ...
Soldier
Kakha Arevadze ...
Ibragim
Ann-Heliin Saadoja ...
Mari

Directed by

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Zaza Urushadze

Written by

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Tatjana Mülbeier ... (idea)
 
Zaza Urushadze ... (idea)
 
Zaza Urushadze ... (writer)
 
Artur Veeber ... (idea)

Produced by

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Ivo Felt ... producer
Tatjana Mülbeier ... co-producer
Zaza Urushadze ... producer
Artur Veeber ... co-producer

Music by

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Niaz Diasamidze

Cinematography by

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Rein Kotov

Film Editing by

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Alexander Kuranov

Editorial Department

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Margus Voll ... color grader

Production Design by

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Tea Telia ... (as Thea Telia)

Costume Design by

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Simon Matchabeli ... (as Simon Machabeli)

Makeup Department

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Madonna Chanturia ... makeup artist
Tiina Leesik ... key makeup artist

Production Management

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Levan Gakhokidze ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Eliso Chanturia ... first assistant director
Lia Gogelia ... second assistant director

Art Department

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Jimsher Berdzenishvili ... key construction manager
Zaza Jalali ... carpenter
Lasha Jokhadze ... props
Merab Makhokhashvili ... carpenter
Irakli Mchedlidze ... assistant production designer
Misha Psuturi ... carpenter
Maia Shevardnadze ... property master
Margus Tammik ... graphic designer
Karin Tetsmann ... props

Sound Department

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Ivo Felt ... sound designer
Massimo Filippini ... foreign dialogue re-recording mixer
Valter Jakovlev ... sound recordist
Harmo Kallaste ... dubbing / sound designer / sound editor / sound mixer
Alexander Kuranov ... dubbing
Ranno Tislar ... sound assistant

Special Effects by

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Sergo Bregvadze ... pyrotechnician
Mamuka Revia ... pyro supervisor

Camera and Electrical Department

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Roland Adamson ... focus puller
Goga Chanturia ... dolly grip
Bidzina Chkhaidze ... electrician
Dimitri Dito Dekanosidze ... second assistant camera (as Dimitri Dekanosidze)
Sandro Devdariani ... electrician
Roma Gujabidze ... electrician (as Roman Gujabidze)
Janis Kokk ... second assistant camera
Mamuka Tkeshelashvili ... gaffer
Goglik Giorgi Gogoladze ... video assistant (uncredited)

Animation Department

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Tanel Toomsalu ... animator: cgi

Location Management

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Zviadi Alkhanaidze ... location manager (as Zviad Alkhanaidze)

Music Department

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Niaz Diasamidze ... musician
Levan Kikvidze ... musician

Script and Continuity Department

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Salome Jugeli ... continuity

Transportation Department

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Otar Burjaliani ... driver
Gia Gvazava ... driver
David Idoidze ... driver
Tamaz Kvachadze ... driver
Bezhan Tsenderadze ... driver

Other crew

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Ketevan Gadakhabadze ... caterer
Natia Glonti ... caterer
Eka Ilashvili ... caterer
Maria Kallaste ... production assistant
Mihkel Moisnik ... translator
Sigrid Saag ... pr & marketing
Marge Sammal ... bookkeeper
Sergei Tsistjakov ... auditor
Madis Tüür ... pr & marketing

Thanks

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Karlo Funk ... special thanks
Bacho Miminoshvili ... special thanks
Paata Miminoshvili ... special thanks
Zura Miminoshvili ... special thanks
Edith Sepp ... special thanks
Tamara Tatishvili ... special thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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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Also Known As
  • Mandarinebi (Georgia)
  • Tangerines (United States)
  • Tangerines (World-wide, English title)
  • Tangerines (United Kingdom)
  • Mandarines (France)
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Runtime
  • 87 min
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Box Office

Budget EUR650,000 (estimated)
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $942,487

Did You Know?

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Trivia Giorgi Nakashidze who plays the role of Chechen Ahmed is Georgian. 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 »
Movie Connections Featured in 72nd Golden Globe Awards (2015). See more »
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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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