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Tangerines

Set in 1992, during the growing conflict between Georgia and Abkhazian separatists in the wake of the Soviet Union's dissolution, this compassionate tale focuses on two Estonian immigrant farmers who decide to remain in Georgia long enough to harvest their tangerine crop. When the war comes to their doorsteps, Ivo (played by legendary Estonian actor Lembit Ulfsak) takes in two wounded soldiers from opposite sides. The fighters vow to kill each other when they recover, but their extended period of recovery has a humanizing effect that might transcend ethnic divides. Set against a beautiful landscape defiled by war, this poetic film makes an eloquent statement for peace.

Year: 2013
Genre: Drama, War and Anti-War Films, Eastern European Cinema, Russian Cinema
Country: Estonia, Georgia
Director: Zaza Urushadze
Starring: Lembit Ultsak, Elmo Nuganen, Giorgi Nakashidze
Duration: 83 Minutes
Rating: M - Contains violence and offensive language.
Subtitles: Yes
8.3/10
Location in store: Foreign (Eastern Europe)

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