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By Merli Antsmaa

The Citrus war…

Estonian.Georgian movie Tangerines brings up different thoughts about the war, trust, friendship and secrets.

It’s 1992 and there’s the Abkhazian war of independence. It is also one of the areas where a lot of Estonians had found home but because of the war have abandoned their houses. In one of the deserted areas live two old Estonian men – Ivo (Lembit Ulfsak) and Markus (Elmo Nüganen). One builds the cases for tangerines and the other has his beloved field of tangerine trees. Then come the soldiers from both sides and only two from each side is left alive.

The movie shows the temperaments of different men – peaceful Estonians calming the Georgian and Abkhazian men. The movie is very humane, sincere and the Georgian director Zaza Urushadze knew how to capture the amazing Georgian nature and mix it with Estonian identity.

Tangerines has been shown in different international festivals and has already won several awards. It was featured in the Black Night Film Festival in Estonia.

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Posted on Dec 4, 2013

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