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Ali and Nino (2016)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance, War | 6 October 2016 (Azerbaijan)
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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 ... 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

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UK | Azerbaijan

Language:

English | Azerbaijani | Russian

Release Date:

6 October 2016 (Azerbaijan) See more »

Also Known As:

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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

Ali Khan Shirvanshir: The desert doesn't ask for anything, doesn't give anything and doesn't promise anything.
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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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A very simple movie with a guide to history the world didn't knew.
22 July 2017 | by nab-shrSee all my reviews

A very beautiful movie and an excellent one. cinematography is excellent with beautiful scenes of Azerbaijan. I didn't knew Azerbaijan had mountains and snow till I saw this movie. The movie is set in pre- 1st world war time and after seeing this movie one knows that there is a country named Azerbaijan. The story is a love story set in war period. Its pace is very slow and needless to say as is not a Hollywood movie the sets are fine. The love story of cross culture was very usual in the 1960 and 70s. Most of the scenes of action are in the dialogue form as clear with the case of budget. But considering a movie from Azerbaijan, I think it is a feat itself. A good movie.


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