Zaza Urushadze (2013)

15 Certificate


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In Georgia in 1992, a harvest of tangerines becomes an agile metaphor for this alluring drama by director Zaza Urushadze. Despite a civil war that drives ethnic Estonians out of their homes, Ivo (Lembit Ulfsak) and his neighbour Margus (Elmo Nuganen) remain in their idyllic mountain village, readying the bumper fruit crop for market. The quiet is short-lived as two badly injured soldiers, one Georgian (Mikhail Meskhi) and one Chechen (Giorgi Nakhashidze), wage war on each other in Ivo's peaceful rustic home. Nominated for the best foreign film Oscar in 2013, Tangerines is a filmic short story, concise, direct and simple, that credibly reveals the tragedy of war. Beautifully acted and directed, this film will spring into your mind every time you eat a tangerine. It is that profound.


In the Apkhazeti region of Georgia in 1990, an Estonian man has stayed behind to harvest his crops of tangerines, but when a wounded man is left behind, he is forced to take him in. Drama, starring Lembit Ulfsak, Giorgi Nakashidze and Elmo Nüganen. In Estonian, Russian and Georgian.

Cast & Crew

Nika Mikhail Meskhi
Ahmed Giorgi Nakhashidze
Ivo Lembit Ulfsak
Margus Elmo Nuganen
Juhan Raivo Trass
Director Zaza Urushadze
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Other Information

Language: Russian, Estonian +subtitlesColourTheatrical distributor: Axiom FilmsReleased on: 18 Sep 2015