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Rated NR · 89 min. · 2015

Drama, War

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 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.

Director: Zaza Urushadze
Writer: Zaza Urushadze
Cast: Lembit Ulfsak, Mikheil Meskhi, Giorgi Nakhashidze, Elmo NĂ¼ganen and Raivo Trass

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