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Pokai︠a︡nie = Repentance / Proizvodstvo Kinostudii︠a︡ Gruzii︠a︡-filʹm ; st︠s︡enariĭ Nany Dzhanelidze, Tengiza Abuladze, Rezo Kveselava ; rezhissër-postanovshchik Tengiz Abuladze.

Format Video (DVD)
Publication Info[Moskva] : Ruscico, ©2003.
Description1 videodisc (153 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Other author/creatorAbulaże, Tʻengiz, 1924-
Other author/creatorKveselava, Rezo.
Other author/creatorAgranovich, Michail.
Other author/creatorJaneliże, Nana.
Other author/creatorMaxaraże, Avtʻandil.
Other author/creatorNiniże, Ia, 1960-
Other author/creatorNiniże, Merab, 1965-
Other author/creatorBotsvaże, Zeinab.
Other author/creatorAbuladze, Ketevan.
Other author/creatorGiorgobiani, Edisher.
Other author/creatorKinostudia Kʻartʻuli Pʻilmi.
Other author/creatorRuscico (Firm)
Uniform titleMonanieba (Motion picture)
Parallel title Repentance
Variant title Original Georgian title: Monanieba
Series Russian Cinema Council. Kollekt︠s︡ii︠a︡ "Rezhisser"
Russian Cinema Council collection. Kollekt︠s︡ii︠a︡ "Rezhisser." UNAUTHORIZED
Abstract The day after the funeral of Varlam Aravidze, the mayor of a small Georgian town, his corpse turns up in his son's garden and is secretly reburied. But the corpse keeps returning, and the police eventually capture a local woman accusing her of digging it up. The trial gradually reveals the truth about the despot's vicious reign of terror, and forces the townspeople to face the reality of his, and the Soviet Union's, monstrous inhumanity during the Stalinist era. Repentance was the first Soviet film that openly denounced the horrors of Stalinism, though the Georgian director Tengiz Abuladze chose to make it allegorical, deliberately using anachronisms and making the leading character look like a combination of Stalin's henchman Lavrentii Beriia, Hitler, and Mussolini.
General noteOriginally produced as a motion picture in 1984, first released in 1987.
General noteCredits from English subtitles.
General noteOriginal credits in Georgian.
General noteThe last film of a trilogy: "A Prayer", "The Wishing Tree", "Repentance."
CreditsDirector of photography, Mikhail Agranovich ; music, Nana Djanelidze.
Cast Avtandil Makharadze, Iya Ninidze, Merab Ninidze, Zeinab Botsvadze, Ketevan Abuladze, Edisher Giorgobiani.
Technical detailsDVD.
LanguageIn Georgian, Russian or French; with optional subtitles in Russian, English, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Dutch, Swedish, Hebrew, Arabic, Chinese and Japanese. DVD menus in Russian, English and French; case in Russian.
Genre/formFeature films.
Genre/formFiction films.

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