122 minutes

A young Georgian filmmaker is stumped by obstacles at every step of the way in his native country, but finds out first hand it's not that different abroad. Gentle but overly belaboured satire very typical of its author's usual work, given here an added autobiographical dimension and marred by a dismayingly unconvincing lead performance; for fans only.

Starring Dato Tarielashvili; Tamuna Karumidze, Fanny Gonin, Givi Sarchimelidze, Pierre Étaix, Bulle Ogier, Bogdan Stupka, Lasha Shevardnadze, Nika Endeladze, Nino Tchkhedze.
Directed and written by Otar Iosseliani; produced by Maurice Tinchant, Martine Marignac, Oleg Kohan, Guka Rcheulishvili; music by Djardji Balantchivadze; directors of photography (LTC), Lionel Cousin, Julie Grünebaum; production designer, Emmanuel de Chauvigny; costume designers, Anna Kalatozishvili, Maïra Ramedhan-Levi; film editors, mr. Iosseliani, Emmanuelle Legendre.
A Pierre Grise Productions/SOTA Cinema Group/Sanguko Films/Georgian Culture Ministry/Georgian National Centre for Cinema presentation/production; with the participation of Sberbank, Orange Cinema Séries and Centre National de la Cinématographie; in association with Cinémage 4, Cofinova 6 and the MEDIA Plus Programme of the European Community. (French distributor and world sales, Les Films du Losange.)
Screened: distributor advance DVD screener, January 9th 2011.


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