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Ratings & Reviews

  1. José Neves's rating of the film Repentance

  2. Mr. Dude_o_o's rating of the film Repentance

    People of the town in this film are worried about the outcome of the scientific experiments and the future of the religious buildings. They see these buildings as cultural heritage in Durkheimian-Parsonian sense. The artist of the town tells the mayor that only an ethical leader can lead people to the enlightment. Scientific progress without moral progress is one of the things which worried Frankfurt School.

  3. Hockley Cinema's rating of the film Repentance

    This Abuladze film is an utterly absorbing masterpiece. It flawlessly walks the cinematic tightrope between absurdism and savage socio-political realism. Particularly harrowing are the dream sequences strewn throughout, embroidered with the most minute but pertinent detail. Required viewing for the West.

  4. Henrique da Luz's rating of the film Repentance

    Que manifesto estético e histórico, que sobriedade intelectual do todo.

  5. Juan Javier's rating of the film Repentance

    Entre los más memorable que haya visto

  6. Hodek Van Mealstrom's rating of the film Repentance

  7. Vítor Freire Zannin's rating of the film Repentance

    Abuladze's epic fairy tale about the history of 20th century europe speaks of whole nations while never losing the sentiment of the personal. It feels like a filmmaker stretching far and wide each moment of his own film.

  8. FOlsthoorn's rating of the film Repentance

    This movie is a rare pearl, full of eastern symbolism and subtle yet snaring critique of authoritative powers. It portrays the strangling destruction of the reign of stupidity that was authoritative power at the time. Its modest beauty is also its weakness however, it is too clever to be captured by the eye of the wider public as a plain and simple demonstration of the atrocities that were at play at the time.

  9. El Biffo's rating of the film Repentance

    This epic and bizarre film plays like history as a weird dream but it is a fairly accurate representation of Georgian society: very strange and highly evolved in a way that is different from any other nation on earth. Even the Georgian language has no relatives or ancestors-completely unique among all the languages of the world. And it isn't clear whether Georgia is in Europe or Asia; It's somewhere else instead.

  10. Bonnet Michel's rating of the film Repentance

  11. FISCHER's rating of the film Repentance

    Pourquoi le corps du dénommé Varlam Aravidze, maire d'une petite ville de Georgie, récemment décédé, vient-il d'être nuitamment exhumé ? Et par qui ? Un grand prix à Cannes, pas vraiment justifié !

  12. Fabian's rating of the film Repentance

    Muy bien lograda, con un personaje que llegas a odiar por lo excelente de su actuación Ampliamente recomendable.

  13. panagiotatos's rating of the film Repentance

    Weird movie, which depicts with wry, surrealistic style a dark part of Georgia's political history. Nice plot and beautiful performances by the cast. A must see.

  14. Alvaro Díaz-Ruelas's rating of the film Repentance

    "Did you came to confess to the devil?" Excellent work.

  15. Francisco's rating of the film Repentance

    ¿Para qué hace falta un camino si no conduce a un templo?

  16. Jugu Abraham's rating of the film Repentance

    Looking back at past horrors with a twinkle in the eye. My detailed review is at

  17. grotesc's rating of the film Repentance

  18. Lars Ulbricht's rating of the film Repentance

  19. v.'s rating of the film Repentance

    я вхожу - за мной моё отражение.

  20. Dada Kubin's rating of the film Repentance

    “Repentance” starts like a comedy but grows up to be a great tragedy and a damn amazing film. It depicts life under dictatorial powers, coping with its arbitrariness, search for justice, repentance over generations. At times surreals, sometimes reminiscent of Tarkovski, constantly impressive and filled with outstanding performances. The dictator singing opera to the soon-to-be imprisoned artist was truly disturbing.

  21. EdieEmm's rating of the film Repentance

    An odd black comedy, a sort of deadpan burlesque, that starts off like an unexplained inside joke and never, over its 2.5 hours, quite ends up making up for it. When context, after 30 minutes, comes, it pools - immiscible - on the too-well-formed set-up, creating layers - of surrealism, politics, scathing humour, sadness; a film in stiff strata. 11 years later, Kusturica would combine the same elements more artfully.

  22. Max Seqgar's rating of the film Repentance

    The tragi-comedy of Georgia. Love that post-USSR wigged out cinema style of the 80's.

  23. msmichel's rating of the film Repentance

    Multiple award winner at Cannes '87 after having been banned at home. Abuladze casts an eye on three generations of a family by examining the history of a grandfather recently past and his tyrannical background as a local politician. The filmmaker's weapons are satire, black comedy, political farce and surrealism; and he wields them fiercely. Scripting is fascinating as is the vile lead turn by Avtandil Makharadze.

  24. RoRoRoro's rating of the film Repentance

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