"Mandarins" Movie Review Essay & Film Analysis

During the heyday of the Soviet Union's desire for autonomy of the individual republics it was infrequent and promptly suppressed. After the Bialowieza agreement began carve-up areas, and some found several hosts. Still unrecognized Abkhazia global community felt the full brunt of their lands outbreak of the war with Georgia, which echoes a long time echoed in the nearby mountains. Once populated by the Estonian community in the tiny village - just a dot on the map of hostilities. However, in its borders absurdity of armed conflict between the fraternal peoples is evident. Will the circumstances of an elderly carpenter Ivo witnessed mutual hatred burning in the eyes of the soldiers of the opposing sides - a Chechen and Georgian. The old man has sheltered under its roof both seriously wounded soldiers, despite the imminent threat of a new bloodshed. So he told them to military duty. But there is something else in your life Caucasian man - the word given to the eldest, a promise not to kill in his house. It is not known just how much this word with such strained circumstances
«Mandarin» Zaza Urushadze -. Not a war film, but it also has a war, blood and death. However, talented Georgian director made a film not with the aim to place the conflict in different corners and announce who, in his opinion, is to blame, and who actually belongs to the Abkhaz land. "Mandarin" - the author's statement on the theme of peace and harmony, no matter how anachronistic phrase is not looked. Chechens Ahmed and Georgian Nicky different history, faith and traditions. On each war went on its way, which ended in a blind alley in the house of an old man. Not far from the Estonian home luxury tangerine garden and the fruit trees - the best answer to the question that the war takes the first place? Life, all life. Above lost after an artillery salvo harvest nobody will cry. And over the dead for what young kids Ivo wipes away a tear avaricious man - he is like no one understands the value of a long life in the world
As soon as the restoring forces, Ahmed and Nick are opened to each other, it becomes less and less sense in their appearance on the war., and in the war itself. Chechen frankly admits that fights for the sake of money, and the head of the family for it can not be reproached. But what kind of debt in this case we can talk when the war turns into someone's criminal business? It is no coincidence Urushadze opposes cultivation of tangerines around the Georgian-Abkhaz conflict. And there is a profit, and profits here - just very different. Slowly comes the realization scant value of their lives, are likely to take their equal, if not sort out who is in front of them. For all its obviousness, the metamorphosis experienced by the two soldiers, striking simplicity and subtlety of the Incarnation. Fierce beasts, who understand only the creaking of the gate clanking and rattling machine gun, turn back to the people, which they were born. This transformation of the value of a wise word, which bestows Ivo two tramps get lost, do not overestimate. A brief conversation, a second, a joint business ... Imperceptibly and unexpectedly, first of all, for themselves, the enemies cease to understand the cause of enmity. It's someone else's hatred of strangers, which by the immensity of his own ambitions to agree will never be possible.
«Mandarin» differ from other paintings of this kind not only by the strong hands of the director, but also the study of all details of surroundings. Great music from the first string chords leaves an indelible mark on the soul. Unlike "Cuckoo" Rogozhkina, picture Urushadze devoid of any affectedness, which contributed to the involvement of non-professional actors, except Lembit Ulfsak. Known more for the Soviet screen, he issued a benevolent aura of the house of his hero Ivo, proving that being old - does not mean to lose the ability to influence the course of things. man appeared in front of us, who, once having made a choice, became inseparable from the land. On the screen a healthy patriotism and the hero himself, and made him the director. Taking Urushadze creation as something truly uncommon, momentous and fundamental, I would like once again to recall that at one time it was Georgia who gave birth to the director of art masters like George Shangelaya or Tengiz Abuladze. Smoot, for all its apparent negative effect, has a positive side - she once dissipated. Painting "Tangerine" does not carry any dissent, political propaganda or poorly understood manifesto. Any outside husk is not in sight. I hope the Georgian cinematography took an honest and truthful film about the simple but forgotten nowadays things. And for them it is worth remembering, even if tomorrow the war will come.

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