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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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A, vot oni!
[Duel Scene, Act 2 / Scene 2 from the opera "Eugene Onegin"]
Music composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Libretto written by Konstantin Shilovsky, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, based on the novel written by Alexander Pushkin
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Failed adaption of book to movie
3 August 2017 | by nigarm91See all my reviews

If you read the book you will see that there were so much better scenes to adapt to the movie. Some scenes were nonsense. Some scenes weren't good enough. Auditioning - failed. Actings weren't satisfying for me: Nino is escaping country because of invasion and she is all happy and smiling at the train. I didn't like her acting at all. Great historical mistakes, wrong costumes etc. Overall maybe a good film for someone who hasn't read the book or doesn't know the culture and history. As I know the history and read the book, I can say that it is a failure of adaptation.


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