Artikelnummer 5667

THE PLEA (1967) * with multiple, switchable subtitles *

Tengiz Abuladze, Rezo Kveselava | 2 more credits » Stars: Spartak Bagashvili, Rusudan Kiknadze, Ramaz Chkhikvadze

Based on the work of Georgia’s national poet Vazha Pshavella (1961-1915), Vedreba is a loosely-structured, visual poem that follows the plots of Pshavella’s epics and talks about pride, honor, revenge, and mourning. Set amidst the mighty swipe of the Caucasus mountains and making full use of the inconceivable natural imagery of geological forms and unusual architecture, of strong facial features and costumes, and of sounds and winds, this is a truly memorable cinema of image creation. Khevsur Aluda kills Chechen Mutsal in a decent fight. Enchanted by his rival’s bravery, Aluda refuses to cut off Mutsal’s right hand. For this violation of Khevsur tradition, Aluda is expelled from his family. Chechen Chokhola gets acquainted with Khevsur Zviadauri while hunting in the mountains. He brings Zviadauri home, pays him homage and lets him stay overnight at his place. However the Chechens know Zviadauri is a Khevsur. They drag him out of Chokhola’s house and execute him near a Chechen’s grave. Chokhola can do nothing to defend Zviadauri. 

DVD-r has Russian and Georgian audio tracks with switchable English, French, German and Spanish subtitles. Approx. 72 mins. See film sample for audio and video quality!


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