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Ali and Nino (2016)

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Love story of a Muslim Azerbaijani boy and Christian Georgian girl in Baku from 1918 to 1920.

Director:

Asif Kapadia

Writers:

Christopher Hampton, Kurban Said (book)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Adam Bakri ... Ali Khan Shirvanshir
María Valverde ... Nino Kipiani
Mandy Patinkin ... Gregor Kipiani
Connie Nielsen ... Duchess Kipiani
Homayoun Ershadi ... Ali's Father
Halit Ergenç ... Fatali Khan Khoyski
Fakhraddin Manafov Fakhraddin Manafov ... Haji Zeynalabdin Taghiyev
Nigar Gulahmadova Nigar Gulahmadova ... Sona Taghiyeva
Parviz Gurbanov Parviz Gurbanov ... Musa Naghiyev
Numan Acar ... Seyid Mustafa
Daniz Tacaddin Daniz Tacaddin ... Nino's Friend
Khumar Salimova Khumar Salimova ... Nino's Friend
Mekhriban Zeki Mekhriban Zeki ... Sultan Khanim
Parviz Mammadrzayev Parviz Mammadrzayev ... Gochu
Jovdat Shukurov Jovdat Shukurov ... Russian Officer
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Storyline

Ali is an upper class Muslim man, whose family holds a great deal of power in Baku, Azerbaijan. At that time, before World War One, Azerbaijan was part of the Russian Empire. Nino, Ali's lover, is from neighboring Georgia and is Christian, but the two are deeply in love and elope to the countryside. The story follows the two, who get married, through World War One, which only sees some of Ali's friends sent off to war. After the Russians surrender, however, conflict comes to Baku. Ali fights the Bolsheviks with the Azerbaijani militia and Nino helps nurse wounded soldiers during the March Days massacre in Baku. Written by Sundance goer

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Genres:

Drama | Romance | War

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK | Azerbaijan

Language:

English | Azerbaijani | Russian

Release Date:

6 October 2016 (Azerbaijan) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Azerbaijan See more »

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Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

One of the executive producers of the movie is Leyla Aliyeva. She is daughter of Ilham Aliyev - the president of Azerbaijan. See more »

Quotes

Nino Kipiani: No, no, no, no, no... Ali... don't we mean anything to you?
Ali Khan Shirvanshir: Swallowing hard... You mean everything.
Nino Kipiani: Look what happened last time we separated
Ali Khan Shirvanshir: It's not the same.You're not travelling to a strange country. You're going to your parents'.
Ali Khan Shirvanshir: Nino tries to say something. I have to do this Nino. It will be our baby's country when she grows up. Ali pauses. It has to be defended.
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Soundtracks

Azerbaycan Marsi
National Anthem of Azerbijan
Composed by Uzeyir Hajibayov (as Uzeyir Hajibeyov)
Lyrics by Ahmad Javad
Arranged by Rael Jones
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Well-Done Historic Period Film
11 February 2018 | by drtoddsSee all my reviews

"Ali & Nino" ( 2016) I am not usually a fan of Historic Period pieces....but I ADORE Adam Bakri so I thought I would give it a chance. And I am glad I did. What I found was a beautiful love story wrapped in a veil of tragedy. The tale is set from 1914-1920 as World War I is fought.....Azerbaijan claims its independence from Russia....becoming the first democratic state in the Muslim world. The celebrations are short lived as the oil-rich country quickly finds itself having to fight to maintain said independence. At the center are Ali (son of a powerful Muslim man in the capital city of Baku) and Nino (a Christian Georgian princess) who fall hopelessly in love. The film chronicles the struggles, obstacles and enemies of their love and their tenacious fight to stay united.


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