The Guardian (Bolo gaseirneba)

 

Year: 2012
Country: GEORGIA
Run Time: 88 minutes

Tbilisi, 1994. After the fall of the Soviet system and the chaos of civil war, Georgia is controlled by criminal gangs. In the aftermath of a shootout that kills his best friend Gio, Gogliko is sent to prison. Fifteen years later, Gogliko is a free man in a changed country. His parents are dead and most of his friends were killed in the war. Unsure how to navigate this "new" Georgia, he concentrates on protecting Gio’s teenage son. Luka is an A student with a girlfriend named Tika and interests in computers and politics, about which his guardian has no clue. Gogliko sticks to what he knows – how to get rid of Luka’s rival, how to treat elders with respect, and how to stand by his friends. But Tika’s father, a Member of Parliament, takes violent objection to her relationship with Luka. Gogliko will protect his godson as only he knows how. THE GUARDIAN is a wry, offbeat drama from a fascinating country we seldom see on screen. (In Georgian with subtitles) – B.B.

Director
Zaza Urushadze

Producers
Levan Korinteli, Guram Rcheulishvili

Screenwriting
Uta Beria, Irakli Solomonashvili, Levan Korinteli

Cinematography
Mindia Konstantin Esadze

Editing
Aleksndr Kuranov

Principal Cast
Michael Meshkhi, Kabu, Tina Dalakishvili, Nutsa Kukhianidze, Tazo Tshakhala

Director Bio
Zaza Urushadze is a Georgian film director, producer, and writer. He studied film directing at Shota Rustaveli Theater and Film Georgian State University. He previously served as chairman of the Georgian National Film Center.

Select Filmography
"Here Comes the Dawn" (1998), "Three Houses" (2008), "Stay With Me" (2011), THE GUARDIAN (2012)

Print Source

Sanguko Films

geozaza@yahoo.com

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