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Five days of lying

2011-05-17 13:47

Five days of lying. 17115.jpegNot so long ago, a film called Five Days in August offering rather a peculiar interpretation of the war in South Ossetia has again become the focus of the media's attention. The reason is the sensational rumours that the head of the Georgian state personally made voice-over for Andy Garcia who portrayed Mikhail Saakashvili in the film. Later on, the authors denied these conjectures, although there is a suspicion that the whole noise around the movie was initiated with their help.


Let us remind you that the first run of Renny Harlin's movie in Georgian will be held in Tbilisi on June 5. There is a natural question: who will put his name in this unflattering story and will be involved in the film dubbing? The absence of any information from the film producers gave rise to a whole number of suppositions of various extent of reliability. The most sensational rumour was that President of Georgia Mikhail Saakashvili will give his voice to this pseudo-documental military drama.

This politician's eccentricity has long been universally known, so the rumour was taken as quite a probable scenario. Moreover, there appeared rather sarcastic commentaries: in the light of the upcoming oppositional actions, the head of the Georgian state is simply trying himself as an actor so as not to be left without bread in case of an unfavourable outcome of the May protest actions. However, it emerged later on that Mikhail Saakashvili will deal with Five Days in August only as a viewer. This was reported by the press-service of the Georgian State Minister for Expatriate Community Affairs Papuna Davitaya, one of the film producers. It was said that the voice-over for Andy Garcia will be made by one of the local actors, not the president of the republic.

Film co-producer Nika Avaliani also confirmed that the president of Georgia is not going to take part in the film dubbing. "I don't know where they (the journalists) took this information; I have never said anything like that. The film is already being dubbed. As for Andy Garcia's part, we've got three candidates for making the voice-over. We haven't yet decided on them and we will pick up the one who suits the character best", - the remarked.

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