Mandariinid

Mandariinid

Tangerines

Streaming Video - 2016
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War in Georgia, 1990. An Estonian man, Ivo, has stayed behind to harvest his crop. In a bloody conflict at his door, a wounded man is left behind and Ivo is forced to take him in.
Publisher: [United States] : Samuel Goldwyn Films, LLC : Made available through hoopla, 2016
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (ca. 87 min.)) : sd., col
Alternative Title: Tangerines
Call Number: eVideo

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SherryNeufeld
Apr 24, 2017

Excellent movie!

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erinsnest
Apr 12, 2017

April 9 2017.......Great film, we need more like this. Humanity at it's worst and best.

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uncommonreader
Sep 22, 2016

A very good anti-war film. Quite moving without sentimentality.

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21221018293347
Aug 15, 2016

This movie is subtitled, and well done. The dialogue is thrifty. The 4 men in the film represent different sides of the ware.
Grandpa, a carpenter, building boxes for Mangus, the tangerine grower. Into their lives drop two soldiers, a Chechan and a Georgian, both injured and needing attention. The story about the survival of these 4 men within grandpa's house and within the war. Read the other comments below. I highly recommend this film for ages teen and up.

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TYPICAL
May 12, 2016

There are not enough words to describe this film so I'm going to go with these: striking, touching, simple, complex, deep, engaging, patient, tearful, clear, detailed,thoughtful, tender, gentle, whimsical, embracing, brutal, forceful, gripping caring, soft, classy, elegant and enduring.

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twzrhd
Apr 19, 2016

Great drama of a kind older wise man who keeps peace between wartime enemies while bringing them back to health. Beautiful country. Death, and healing. Hate and respect. Honor to all. All done with out any need for excessive "blood & guts". Highly recommend for all ages.

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Strogoff
Feb 25, 2016

A must see anti-war movie. Touching, relevant and thought provoking!

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aaaau
Jan 19, 2016

Great film, should not be catalogued as Russian, since it is an Estonian & Georgian co-production, not Russian.

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imagenel
Dec 09, 2015

A near masterpiece on the nobility of (some) men and the futility of (most/all) wars. A must-see for fans of The Lemon Tree. WHY Tangerines in the English DVD title while Estonian/Georgian/Russian dialogues say mandarins?
Not quite a Christmas film, but BPL: display DVDs that promote compassion, peace and understanding: Joyeux Noel, The Other Son, Where Do we go now? Free Men, Walk on Water, etc.

Please read all previous comments, too. Thanks.

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zalito
Oct 31, 2015

A paean to brotherhood and peace. An anti-war movie that speaks of thousands. Deservedly awarded!

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multcolib_russian Aug 03, 2015

1992 год, Абхазия. Древнее эстонское село, расположенное в живописном месте между горами и морем, опустело — эстонцы вернулись на свою историческую родину. Остались только хозяин товарного цеха Иво, его сосед, владелец мандариновой плантации Маргус и местный доктор Юхан, который уже готов покинуть селение. Маргус также собирается уехать в Эстонию, но лишь после того, как будет собран урожай мандаринов. Война доходит до села, происходит боевое столкновение между грузинами и абхазцами. После боя Иво и Маргус находят одного оставшегося в живых чеченского наёмника по имени Ахмед, который воюет на абхазской стороне. Иво забирает Ахмеда к себе домой, чтобы его вылечить. Ночью, хороня погибших, Маргус обнаруживает, что, несмотря на тяжелое ранение, в бою выжил и один грузин — молодой парень Ника. Его тоже относят в дом Иво. Так под одной крышей оказываются бойцы противоборствующих сторон…

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