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In February of 1921, When Soviet Red Army invaded independent Sakartvelo (Georgia), government decided to take all precious antique, golden, art and holy treasure from the country and escape to France. They commissioned Ekvtime Takaishvili as a guardian of this treasure, who kept, saved and defended all these unique items from museums, court cases, collectors, gangsters, Nazis in his emigration during 24 years. He did not lose any item and brought back whole treasure to his homeland Tbilisi, Sakartvelo in 1945. Holy Church and People named him as "Man of God". This is a story of great love, struggle and patriotism, which shows how human can be above all the temptations and always keeping immortal values in life.Written by
Ekvtime Takaishvili was well known archaeologist, numismatist and teacher who became a guardian of the Kartvelian national golden, antique and holy treasure during 24 years in his emigration in France from 1921 to 1945 and never lost or sold any item to survive
It is difficult to say something reasonable about a film who reflects the life of a saint. Because its purpoise is not only artisticall. Because it is the first exercise for present one of the most significant scientist and patriot of the Georgia in XX century. But , beyound emotion and tension and high expectations, it is a beautiful film. the first motif - the impecable art of Rezo Chkhvishvili to propose a realistic Saint Ekvtime. the second - an inspired script, not perfect, not out errors, but enough for create the atmosphere and the dimension of tragedy. Not the last , a great history lesson , result of huge desire to conquest a long time ago forbidden past. a film about a hero. or just admirable portrait of a special, real special saint.
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