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Corn Island (2014)

Simindis kundzuli (original title)
The river creates and the river destroys in an eternal cycle that even man can't escape.

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George Ovashvili
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Cast

Cast overview:
Ilyas Salman Ilyas Salman ... Old man
Mariam Buturishvili Mariam Buturishvili ... Girl
Irakli Samushia Irakli Samushia ... Soldier
Tamer Levent ... Abkhazian oficer
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Swollen up by the spring inundation, the river falls down on the lowlands and before eventually throwing rocks and silts in the sea, gathers them here and there in the middle of the river. In several days, even sometimes overnight, in these shoals rather large islands are created. Soil of such an island is rich and fertile. An old man and his young granddaughter decide to grow corn on this island. But soldiers pass by.

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Drama | War

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Official Sites:

Official site [Hungary]

Language:

Georgian | Abkhazian | Russian

Release Date:

17 September 2014 (Georgia) See more »

Also Known As:

Corn Island See more »

Filming Locations:

Georgia See more »

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Budget:

EUR1,500,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$37,445
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39:1
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Very Good Drama.
30 August 2018 | by redrobin62-321-207311See all my reviews

I actually stumbled upon this film by accident. In my search for all things horror, I came across "Corn Island" somewhere. Maybe there is another "Corn Island" movie lurking about, but this definitely wasn't it. About 15 or 20 minutes in, when I realized that this wasn't horror, I kept it playing anyway because it did seem interesting.

Really, it was almost a silent feature as the characters didn't speak much. What intrigued me was the Georgian setting, the picturesque cinematography, the backdrop of war, and the whole idea about planting corn on an island year after year. Acting all around was good, too.

When I was younger I spent a lot of time watching foreign language dramas from France, Russia, Turkey, Japan, Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands and other places. I think it's time to give films from Georgia my full attention, too, since they seem to rate so high right here on IMDb.


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