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Otar's Death

TRAILER

Keti (36) and her son Nika (16) find themselves in a precarious situation when Nika hits an old man in a car accident. The victim’s family promises to refrain from pressing charges against Nika if he compensates their loss in cash. Within a single day Keti has to raise a large amount of money to prevent her son Nika from being imprisoned. An unexpected turn gives the drama a tragicomical air.

Original Title Otar's Death
German Title Otar's Death
French Title Otar's Death
Other Titles Otar's Death
Directed by Ioseb Soso Bliadze
Country Georgia
Available Formats
Screenplay Elmar Imanov, Ioseb Soso Bliadze
Film Editing Elmar Imanov
Soundtrack Ioseb Soso Bliadze, Domas Strupinskas
Cinematography Dimitri Dekanosidze
Sound Julius Grigelionis
Décors Bacho Makharadze
Costumes Tea Gelashvili
Production Eva Blondiau
Runtime 106 Min.
Language Georgisch
Actors
Iva Kimeridze Nika
Nutsa Kukhianidze Keti
Eka Chavleishvili Tamara
Archil Makalatia Oto
Taki Mumladze Ana
Vakho Chachanidze Zaza
Marlen Egutia Otar
Awards

Karlovy Vary 2021
FEDEORA Award: Best Film

Batumi International ArtHouse Film Festival
Best Actress

«Bliadze is a rising star of Georgian cinema and possibly beyond.»
The Film Verdict

«Bliadze begins to amp up the complexity, showing how grief is paradoxically bringing opportunity for Tamara and Oto, with cash offering a hope of escape to something else.»
Eye For Film

«Ein soziales und psychologisches Drama voller Ironie.»
High On Films

«Das Grossartige an Otar's Death ist, dass Bliadze nie ein Urteil über eine der Figuren fällt, sondern sie atmen und leben lässt, ohne zu belohnen, wer Recht hat, oder zu verurteilen, wer Unrecht hat. Getragen durch ein starkes Ensemble, erinnert der Film auch an frühere Werke von Asghar Farhadi und den Dardennes, in denen das Publikum einen ganzheitlichen Blick auf die Figuren erhält und mehr über sie weiss und versteht als sie selbst. Der Film stellt nie jemanden als absoluten Bösewicht dar, sondern als Menschen mit Fehlern, die selbst Opfer des Systems sein könnten, das sie korrumpiert.»
International Cinephile Society

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