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Tangerines (2013)

Original title: Mandariinid

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Feature film | War Duration 87:00

Oscar's nomination in the category of the best foreign language film- The Award of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (USA).
It is the autumn of 1992 when the military conflict between Georgia and Abkhazia has influenced also Estonian villages with more than hundred years history. Local people have fleed from the war. An Estonian man Ivo takes two seriously wounded enemies - a Georgian and a Chechen - to his house to take care of them. Ivo is a wise old man remains righteous during the war while trying to conciliate the two bloodthirsty warriors. This is a ...

Director: Zaza Urušadze

Keywords: Abkhazians | forgiving | honour | pushing a bus down the cliff | Estonian village in Abkhazia | saving life | Georgian | healing the wounded | wounded man | graves | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Allfilm, Cinema24 (Georgia)
Film Category Feature film, Full length feature
Genre War
Text / Dialogue Estonian, Russian, Chechen
Subtitles Estonian
Duration 87:00


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Producer Ivo Felt | Zaza Urušadze
Director Zaza Urušadze
Screenwriter Zaza Urušadze
Cinematographer Rein Kotov
Art Director Thea Telia
Costume Designer Simon Machabeli
Composer Niaz Diasamidze
Sound Designer Harmo Kallaste | Ivo Felt
Editor Alexander Kuranov


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Leading roles
Supporting roles

Raivo Trass - Juhan | Kakha Arevadze - Ibragim | Zurab Begalishvili - Aslan | George Tsaava - Officer

First releases

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  • in cinema: 31.10.2013, Cinema Coca-Cola Plaza, Tallinn, Estonia
  • in cinema: 15.10.2013, Cinema Amirani, Tbilisi, Georgia
  • on filmfestival: 16.10.2013 international premiere, Warsaw International Film Festival, Poland

Festivals, awards, nominations

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  • Prize, Warsaw International Film Festival (Poland), 2013, International Competition - Best Director: Zaza Urushadze; Audience Award - Best Feature Film
  • Prize, International Filmfestival Mannheim-Heidelberg (Germany), 2013, Special Award of Mannheim-Heidelberg; Audience Award; Recommendation of Cinema Owners
  • Award, PÖFF - Black Nights Film Festival (Tallinn, Estonia), 2013, International Competition EurAsia; Tridens Film Competition - Heave(i)n Award for the Best Estonian Film

Partners and Sponsors

  • Kultuuriministeerium
  • EFI
  • Eesti Kultuurkapital
  • ERR
  • Rahvusarhiiv
  • BFM
  • Kinoliit
  • Eesti Filmiajakirjanike ühing
  • Tallinnfilm