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'Tangerines' Feature Film at SBIFF

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There have been Estonian settlements on the Caucasian Black Sea coast for over a hundred years. The 1992 outbreak of the bloody conflicts between Georgia and the Russia-supported republic of Abkhazia forced the majority of Estonians to return to the country of their forefathers. Their villages turned into ghost towns – only a few people stayed behind. Among them were aging carpenter Ivo and his neighbor Markus, who makes a living cultivating tangerines. The fruit is ripe and should be harvested soon, but the conflict gets in the way. In fact you could say it comes for a house visit. When a battle takes place right outside his door, Ivo takes in two badly wounded men: Achmed, a Chechen, and Nika, a Georgian. He soon discovers that housing deadly enemies is not easy. Yet he acts calmly and declares his home a diplomatic neutral zone. This deeply pacifist chamber drama is as tense as any thriller. (Palm Springs International Film Festival)

'Tangerines' | Trailer

Interview with 'Tangerines' filmmakers

About The Film

Writer: Zaza Urushadze
Director: Zaza Urushadze
Cast: Lembit Ulfsak, Elmo Nüganen, Mikhail Meskhi, Giorgi Nakhashidze, Raivo Trass
Run Time: 87 min
Year Completed: 2013
Country of Origin: Estonia
Subtitles?: Yes

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