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Dede (2017)

One Woman. Three Men. Dina can challenge the harsh traditions of the deep Caucasus Mountains. But will her spirit survive?

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Mariam Khatchvani
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Credited cast:
George Babluani ... Gegi
Girshel Chelidze Girshel Chelidze
Mose Khachvani Mose Khachvani
Nukri Khachvani Nukri Khachvani ... David
Natia Vibliani Natia Vibliani ... Dina
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It's 1992. Young Dina lives in a remote mountain village where life is strictly governed by centuries of tradition. Dina's grandfather has promised her to David, who is returning from the war. But with him comes a comrade-in-arms, the handsome Gegi, and Dina falls in love. Is it possible to defy the firmly established order?

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A woman's restless fight for freedom.

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Georgian

Release Date:

22 February 2018 (Georgia) See more »

Also Known As:

Dina választása See more »

Filming Locations:

Svaneti, Georgia

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story from Svaneti
26 February 2018 | by KirpianuscusSee all my reviews

The atmosphere. as a large circle of customs, traditions, relationships, faith, fears, rules. this defines "Dedi" for a viewer out of Caucasus. and it does it in precise and clear manner. as invitation to become part of this strange, cold, very old world. the first temptation is to compare. with the films of Tengiz Abuladze. yes, it is Georgia. the basic traits are the same. but it has two virtues defining it in profound sense: the vision of Mariam Khatchvani and the status of history of present. the roots are the same for an isolated comunity and the story could have as location a villge from Albania, Turkey, Greece or Romania. but it is more than a beautiful film. it is a great story about roots of ordinary life. about its structure. and about the way to transform the people in profound manner. so, a story from Svaneti. as a honest testimony.


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