The Plea (film)

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The Plea
Molba.jpg
ვედრება
Directed byTengiz Abuladze
Produced byIrakli Gotsiridze
Aleksandre Jagarbekovi
Tina Ochiauri
Screenplay byTengiz Abuladze
Revaz Kveselava
Anzor Saluqvadze
Story byVazha-Pshavela
Based onHost and Guest
StarringSpartak Bagashvili
Music byNodar Gabunia
CinematographyAleksandr Antipenko
Edited byLusia Vartikyan
Production
company
Kartuli filmi
Release date
  • 1967 (1967)
Running time
76 minutes
CountrySoviet Union
LanguageGeorgian

The Plea (Georgian: ვედრება translit. Vedreba, Russian: Мольба, romanizedMolba ) is a 1967 Soviet art drama film directed by Tengiz Abuladze and co-written with Revaz Kveselava and Anzor Saluqvadze. The film based on the poems of Vazha-Pshavela.[1] It regarded as an influential classic and is an appreciated work of 20th century world cinema.[2][3]

Plot[edit]

Aluda from Khevsureti had killed Mutsali in the combat, but he forgave him and did not cut off his right hand. Therefore Aluda was banished from his community... Jokola got acquainted with Zviadauri when he was hunting. He hosted him and he offered him to stay for the night, but Kists noticed their enemy, they took away Jokola's guest and killed him on the Kist's grave. Jokola as a host didn't manage to keep Zviadauri safe, so he couldn't take the abusing and got killed by the enemies.

Cast[edit]

  • Spartak Baghashvili Ghvtisia
  • Rusudan Kiknadze Woman
  • Ramaz Chkhikvadze Matsili
  • Otar Meghvinetukhutsesi Jokola
  • Zurab Kapianidze Zviadauri
  • Nana Kavtaradze Agaza
  • Irakli Uchaneishvili Musa
  • Tengiz Archvadze Aluda
  • Geidar Palavandishvili Mutsali

Awards[edit]

  • San Remo International Film Festival - Grand Prize 1973

References[edit]

  1. ^ Aliko Askilashvili. "Samkauli satrfosatvis, Georgian National Filmography". geocinema.ge. Retrieved 2016-11-16.
  2. ^ "Discovering Georgian Cinema: “Molba” Vedreba aka The Plea (1967) – let the movie move us". moviemovesme.com. Retrieved 2016-11-16.
  3. ^ "Vedreba Reviews & Ratings - IMDb". imdb.com. Retrieved 2016-11-16.

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