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Since Otar Left
(DVD)

DIRECTED BY - Julie Bertuccelli


The crumbling squalor of former USSR city Tibilisi, Georgia, is the setting for a tale of three generations of Soviet women. Elder matriarch Eka (Esther Gorintin) lives for the letters from her beloved son Otar, who fled to Paris years ago as an illegal immigrant. Her daughter Marina (Nino Khomassourioze) strains under the pressures of their miserable existence in the now "free" country where the electricity and water work only sporadically and the buildings seem as depressed as the people. She loves her mother, though, and when news arrives of Otar's sudden death she asks her own daughter (Dinara Drukarova) to keep writing the letters so as not to break Eka's heart. The plot thickens when Eka decides to spend their life savings on three tickets to Paris so they can track down her beloved Otar.

 

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GENRES - drama

Film Info

RUNTIME - 102 minutes

RATING - Not Rated

YEAR - 2003

COUNTRY - France, Belgium

LANGUAGE - French, Russian, Georgian

SUBTITLES - English

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