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In Georgia

In Georgien

Directed by Jürgen Böttcher
East Germany, 1988


Documentary made by an East German painter in the country of Georgia, filmed during trips made over two years. The director wanted to see if he could still find rural scenes like those depicted in the work of Georgian painter Niko Pirosmanishvili.

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In Georgia Directed by Jürgen Böttcher

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  • Karl J. Kipling's rating of the film In Georgia

    3.5. The director said in an interview that it he considered it astonishing at the time that he, an East German director with past trouble with the censors, was allowed to make a film in an "exotic" country and that it was made with great enthusiasm. It's quite lovely and the director's affection for the country is everywhere apparent, though it doesn't get much deeper than a charmed tourist's perspective.

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