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Georgian mass media: the film "Five Days in August" is a caricature on Georgia

2011-06-15 13:22

Georgian mass media: the film "Five Days in August" is a caricature on Georgia. 18360.jpegGeorgian mass media hass low rated the movie of Hollywood director Rene Harlin - "Five Days in August", which tells about the war in South Ossetia.

According to the review of the weekly "Kvela Siahle", there was noted that the movie of Harlin was completely unable to cope with its advocacy task.

"This film is not about us, it is not about the tragedy, we suffered, and not even about how good the Georgians are and bad Russians, what customers and creators wanted to show. Both positive and negative characters are a kind of caricature. It looks like it was someone's else war, and if there is no the Georgian landscapes we could doubt that we were told the story of Georgia" - the journalists have noticed, adding that they doubt in the international success of the film "Five Days in August".
Recall, that in Tbilisi the Premiere of "Five Days in August" took place. In the description it was called "a drama about the war between Georgia and Russia".

Main characters are American journalist and his cameraman and Georgian families trapped under the fire of war. Rupert Friend, Val Kilmer and Andy Garcia starring. The director of film - Renny Harlin - is also known for such works as "Die Hard 2" and "Cliffhanger".

Shooting of the movie about the August war in Georgia started in autumn 2009. Renny Harlin said that it is not "neither anti-Russian nor anti-Georgian or anti-American" but it is "anti-war".

Note, that the Georgian opposition has repeatedly accused the film as government-sponsored, which budget, according to opponents of the current authorities of the country, has been allocated $ 35 million. Mikhail Saakashvili has categorically denied this information.

Papuna Davitaia, who earlier was the State Minister for Diaspora Affairs, became producer of the picture.

In April, the film was presented at international film festival in Valencia, and in May - at the Cannes festival.

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