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Mandariinid (2013)

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War in Georgia, Apkhazeti region in 1990. An Estonian man Ivo has stayed behind to harvest his crops of tangerines. In a bloody conflict at his door, a wounded man is left behind, and Ivo is forced to take him in.

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Zaza Urushadze

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Tatjana Mülbeier (idea), Zaza Urushadze (idea) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lembit Ulfsak ... Ivo
Giorgi Nakashidze ... Ahmed
Misha Meskhi Misha Meskhi ... Nika
Elmo Nüganen Elmo Nüganen ... Margus
Raivo Trass Raivo Trass ... Juhan
Zura Begalishvili Zura Begalishvili ... Aslan (as Zurab Begalishvili)
Dato Khakhidze Dato Khakhidze ... Aslan's Soldier (as David Khakhidze)
Jano Izoria Jano Izoria ... Aslan's Soldier
Gia Gogishvili Gia Gogishvili ... Aslan's Soldier
Vamekh Jangidze Vamekh Jangidze ... Aslan's Soldier
Aleko Begalishvili Aleko Begalishvili ... Aslan's Soldier
Temo Khutsishvili Temo Khutsishvili ... Aslan's Soldier
Giorgi Tsaava ... Officer (as George Tsaava)
Denis Khlibov Denis Khlibov ... Soldier
Victor Gegeshidze Victor Gegeshidze ... Soldier (as Viktor Gegeshidze)
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Storyline

War in Georgia, Apkhazeti region 1992: local Apkhazians are fighting to break free from Georgia. Estonian village between the mountains has become empty, almost everyone has returned to their homeland, only 2 men have stayed: Ivo and Margus. But Margus will leave as soon as he has harvested his crops of tangerines. In a bloody conflict in their miniature village wounded men are left behind, and Ivo is forced to take them in. But they are from opposite sides of the war. This is touching anti-war story about Estonians who find themselves in the middle of someone else's war. How do they handle it? How do the enemies act under third-party roof? Written by Annts

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Genres:

Drama | War

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Details

Country:

Estonia | Georgia

Language:

Estonian | Russian | Georgian

Release Date:

17 October 2013 (Georgia) See more »

Also Known As:

Mandarinas See more »

Filming Locations:

Guria, Republic of Georgia See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

€650,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,600, 17 April 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$144,501

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$942,487
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Allfilm, Georgian Film See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The movie was about to happen two years ago. Lembit Ulfsak already asked the days off his regular theatre-work, even packed the bag, however the film-making was cancelled due to the financial difficulties. This time he was much more careful and felt even embarrassed to ask the days off from his theatre again. See more »

Goofs

As the movie begins, it is freezing weather and condensation from every breath from Ivo and the soldier inside Ivo's workshop is seen. They step outside and it is not as cold and their breath is not seen. See more »

Quotes

Ahmed: I will avenge my friend. This is a holy thing for us old man, you don't understand.
Ivo: Killing a sleeping man, when he is unconscious, is that a sacred thing too? I didn't know.
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Connections

Featured in 72nd Golden Globe Awards (2015) See more »

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Mandariinid Theme
Written by Niaz Diasamidze
Performed by Niaz Diasamidze
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story from East
30 April 2014 | by VincentiuSee all my reviews

more than a war film, it is a peace manifesto. so, important is not the story itself - one from many - but the science to give delicacy and force to its levels. a film about solitude, hate and reconciliation with yourself. about survive in harsh time. powerful and poetic, cold and precise,human virtues in a special angle. a basic story and a lot of pieces who presents the best way to be more than part of a crisis. Ivo is a remarkable character for the virtue to remind old known truths. it is the merit not only by actor or scriptwriter, director or image. it is a merit of viewer who see the wise man who drives , always, the tensions from a space of conflicts to the necessary end.a film of silence and words as signs of it. a film who impress. for the smart manner to not be a lesson or only a good movie. but a necessary parable. about the deep essence of life.


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