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Monanieba (Repentance) (1984)

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Release Date: May 1, 1984 Wide

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Repentance (Pokayaniye) features Avtandil Makharadze in a dual role. As Georgian mayor Varlam Aravidze, Makharadze is a strutting, arbitrarily cruel dictator, something of a composite Stalin and Hitler. Visually he very closely resembles Lavrentiy Beriya, Stalin's right hander and one-time KGB chief. As Abel, the mayor's son, Makharadze finds himself in the middle of an ideological squabble when his father dies. Zeinab Botsvadze, a local woman who had suffered mightily under the mayor's regime,

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Art House & International, Drama

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It's worth more for its daring political statement against the totalitarian Soviet regime of Stalin than as a work of moving satire.

January 23, 2014 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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A bold film from the Soviet Union, affirming the ethical values of religion and the cultural values of art.

July 10, 2003 Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice
Spirituality and Practice

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