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Nadar Managadze

Amagleba (Living Legends)

Director Nadar Managadze Composer Nodar Gabunia Cast Zurab Kapianidze, Temo Japaridze, Jemal Moniava
Edition 1988
68' - 1976 - War, Drama - Dialogue: Russian, Georgian
Living Legends, (the original Georgian title might be translated as 'uprising') is a 1977 production just off the shelf. It combines helmer Nodar Managadze 's notable talent with bis homeland 's natural beauty. Result is a small film of stirring pictorial beauty with a great-hearted theme : Georgian nationalism. This brief film takes some patience to get into, but pays off in a rousing climax that brings all the ends together.
Film is dedicated 'to the unknown heroes who died for their country', and a sense of fatality pervades the quiet first half, tracing the simple lives of four men. Stonecutter Nadzika works humbly on carvings for a tiny church under construction in the mountains, aided by his angelic ox. The monk Beka paints pictures on bis monastery 's walls, field hand Ivane struggles to keep his brood of kids fed, a young nobleman thinks of his future bride. All are called to war to defend their homeland and give their lives unselfishly. (Yung. in Variety, 18.5.1988).

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Nadar Managadze


Nodar Gabunia


Zurab Kapianidze, Temo Japaridze, Jemal Moniava


Nadar Managadze, Erlom Akhvlediani, Dato Javakhishvili

Director of Photography

Nugzar Erkomaishvili

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Russian, Georgian

Countries of production

Union soviétique