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Tangerines

Oct 27, 2016 - 19:30 - Corn Exchange

  • Director: Zaza Urushadze
  • Year: 2013
  • Country: Georgia/Estonia
  • Run Time: 87 mins
  • Ratings
  • A: 73
  • B: 44
  • C: 4
  • D: 0
  • E: 0
  • Overall: 89.2
Tangerines

In a rural village of ethnic Estonians in Abkhazia, Georgia, Ivo (Lembit Ulfsak) and Margus (Elmo Nüganen) are the only ones who have not fled for Estonia after the outbreak of the 1992–1993 war in Abkhazia. Margus is waiting to leave until he can hopefully harvest his lucrative tangerine crop, while his friend Ivo is a carpenter who attempts to make enough wooden crates to hold all the unpicked tangerines. Ivo, however, doesn't reveal his reasons for staying. Two ominous Chechen soldiers show up and extort food from him.