Tengiz ABULADZE
Тенгиз АБУЛАДЗЕ
Tenguiz ABOULADZE
Russia / Georgia, 1958, 80mn 
Black and white, fiction
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Чужие дети

 

 Somebody Else's Children

 Les Enfants d'une autre

Other titles : Skhvisi shvilebi / Someone Else's Children / Stepchildren
 
Directed by : Tengiz ABULADZE (Тенгиз АБУЛАДЗЕ)
Writing credits : Tengiz ABULADZE (Тенгиз АБУЛАДЗЕ), Revaz DZHAPARIDZE (Реваз ДЖАПАРИДЗЕ)
 
Cast
Roland BOROSHVILI (Роланд БОРОШВИЛИ) ...Gia
Nani CHIKVINIDZE (Нани ЧИКВИНИДЗЕ) ...Lia
A. KANDAURISHVILI (А. КАНДАУРИШВИЛИ) ...Teo
Otar KOBERIDZE (Отар КОБЕРИДЗЕ) ...Dato
Cecile TAKAISHVILY (Сесиль ТАКАЙШВИЛИ) ...Elisabedi
Tsitsino TSITSISHVILI (Цицино ЦИЦИШВИЛИ) ...Nato
 
Cinematography : Levan PAATASHVILI (Леван ПААТАШВИЛИ)
Production design : Givi GIGAURI (Гиви ГИГАУРИ), Kakhi KHUTSISHVILI (Кахи ХУЦИШВИЛИ)
Music : Arсhil KERESELIDZE (Арчил КЕРЕСЕЛИДЗЕ)
Sound : Raphael KEZELY (Рафаэль КЕЗЕЛИ)
Companies : Grouzia-Film (Грузия-фильм)
Spectators : 22,3 million spectators in the USSR
 
language géorgien
Site : IMDb

Awards :
1960 Prix du meilleur film au Festival de Londres

Plot synopsis
In this Soviet drama, a widowed train engineer begins looking for a wife to help him raise his kids. He proposes to his girl friend, but she is not interested in caring for the children of another woman. Fortunately his persistence pays off and he finds a suitable wife and mother. Unfortunately, father turns out to be a selfish cad and when the old girl friend suddenly shows up again, he leaves his family without a backward glance. The angry wife also decides to leave, but just as she prepares to board the train, she sees the children running after her and decides to stay.
Source www.allmovie.com
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF), Moscow (Russia), 2007