THE PLEA / DAS FLEHEN / MOLBA / МОЛЬБА (Фильм)
Based on the poems “Aluda Ketelauri” and “The Guest and the Host” by the
classic of Georgian literature Vazha Pshavela
This film opens Tengiz Abuladze’s trilogy (“The Plea”, “The Wishing Tree”, “Repentance”), which discusses the subject of common human values using original national material.
The death of heroes, the knights of truth and good, leads the Poet to the conclusion that the evil is invincible. Exhausted by struggle and privations, the Poet lays down his arms. He is visited then by all of his favorite heroes. They put out candles by dipping them into a beer cup – a ritual Khevsuri gesture meaning renunciation. And only after seeing what misfortune and harm the rejection of fighting the evil results in, the Poet takes up arms again.
Spartak Bagashvili, Rusudan Kiknadze, Ramaz Chkhikvadze, Tenghiz Archvadze, Geidar Palavandishvili, Otar Megvinetukhutsesi, Zurab Kapianidze, Nana Kavtaradze, Irakly Uchaneishvili, Guram Pirtskhalava, Larissa Danilina (narration)
Highest Award at the San Remo IF of Author Films, 1973
Interview with actor Z. Kapianidze
Coming Soon on DVD.
Genre: Parable (Parabel)
Produktionsland: Georgia., 1967.
Laufzeit: 77 Minuten
Kollektion: Director (Regisseur)
Regionalkode: 0 (All)
Color-Mode: Colored (Farbe)
Sound/Sprachen: MONO: Georgian
DOLBY DIGITAL 5.1: Russian
Subtitles/Untertitel: Russian, English, French, German, Spanish, Italian