Search a film or person :
Tangerines is a Estonien film of genre Drama directed by Zaza Urushadze released in USA on 3 december 2013 with Elmo Nüganen

Tangerines (2013)


If you like this film, let us know!
Released in USA 3 december 2013
Length 1h27
Directed by
Genres Drama,    War
Rating80% 4.047664.047664.047664.047664.04766

Tangerines (Georgian: მანდარინები Mandarinebi, Estonian: Mandariinid) is a 2013 Estonian-Georgian film, directed, produced and written by Zaza Urushadze (Georgian film director and screenwriter). The film carries a pacifist message and examines wartime realities regarding the meaning of how to be human. It was filmed in Guria, Georgia.

It has been nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 87th Academy Awards for 2014 which was won by the film Ida from Poland. It was among the five nominated films at the 72nd Golden Globe Awards for best foreign language film.


In a rural village of Ethnic Estonians in Abkhazia Georgia, Ivo (Lembit Ulfsak) and Margus (Elmo Nüganen) are the only who have not fled for Estonia after the outbreak of the 1992–1993 War in Abkhazia. Margos is waiting to leave until he can hopefully harvest his lucrative tangerine crop, while his friend Ivo is a carpenter who attempts to make enough wooden crates to hold all the unpicked tangerines. Ivo however doesn't reveal his reasons for staying. Two ominous Chechen soldiers show up and extort food from Ivo, but leave peacefully and with respect for a lone, elderly grandfather, who is only minding his own work. The soldiers however get into a firefight with Georgian soldiers in front of Margos' house, leaving only one alive from each side. Ahmed (Giorgi Nakashidze), a Chechen mercenary on the Abkhazian side, and Niko (Mikheil Meskhi), a Georgian volunteer, are both gravely wounded, and Ivo brings them into his home to nurse them back to health.


Trailer of Tangerines

Bluray, DVD

Streaming / VOD

Source : Wikidata


Leave comment :

Suggestions of similar film to Tangerines

There are 0 films with the same actors, 1 films with the same director, 61532 with the same cinematographic genres (including 3162 with exactly the same 2 genres than Tangerines), to have finally 70 suggestions of similar films.

If you liked Tangerines, you will probably like those similar films :
Here Comes the Dawn, 1h30
Directed by Zaza Urushadze
Genres Drama
Rating72% 3.6368453.6368453.6368453.6368453.636845
Beau Geste
Beau Geste (1939)
, 1h52
Directed by William A. Wellman, Richard Talmadge
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Action, Adventure
Themes French war films
Actors Gary Cooper, Ray Milland, Robert Preston, Brian Donlevy, Susan Hayward, J. Carrol Naish
Rating74% 3.7443253.7443253.7443253.7443253.744325
The film opens up with a company of French Foreign Legionaries approaching a fort. From a distance it is perceived to be occupied, but upon closer inspection the bodies representing are found to be dead, only mounted for deception. However, a lone shot is fired from inside and two people investigate. One goes missing and the other finds a death note on one of the bodies admitting to the stealing of a valuable sapphire called the "Blue Water".
Barricade (1939)
, 1h11
Directed by Gregory Ratoff
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Adventure, Romance
Themes Political films
Actors Alice Faye, Warner Baxter, Charles Winninger, Arthur Treacher, Keye Luke, Willie Fung
Rating57% 2.862492.862492.862492.862492.86249
A singer named Emmy (Faye) meets broken-down journalist Hank Topping (Baxter) while travelling across Mongolia by train. A romance sparks, but is soon interrupted by a fierce group of murderous bandits. Fleeing, Emmy and Hank team up with others, eventually culminating in a fierce shootout with the marauders. If I recall correctly as a youngster of ten years, the Emmy and Hank team seek safety in a small fort or an antiquated country home located on barren lands. As the bandits approach, they hide in a basement level, protected only by a floorboard cover. As the bandits enter the building, the baby of Emmy and Hank begins to cry, thereby revealing the location of the couple and their team. As the bandits begin to chop their way through the floorboards, a rescue squad on motorcycles speeds over a nearby hill towards the building, then succeeding to rescue those trapped below the floor.
Furlough on Parole, 1h27
Genres Drama, War
Themes Political films
Actors Fritz Kampers, Carl Raddatz, Rolf Möbius, Berta Drews, Käthe Haack, Heinrich Schroth
Rating71% 3.597823.597823.597823.597823.59782
Based on the autobiographical novella of the same title by Kilian Koll, (Walter Julius Bloem, Jr.), the film is set late in 1918, during the final stages of the First World War. A troop of German infantry are on their way from the Eastern to the Western Front and must change trains in Berlin. After marching through the centre of the city from one station to another, they must wait several hours for their connecting train. The major in command gives strict orders that no one must go into this city full of "deserters, revolutionaries, and defeatists", even though most of the men are from Berlin, but in response to the pleading of Colonel Hartmann (Fritz Kampers), who had saved his life in the trenches, young Lieutenant Prätorius (Rolf Moebius) grants passes on the men's solemn promise to return in time: "I have your word of hono[u]r that you will return and fulfill your duty in this critical hour of the fatherland. The unit is counting on you—and so is Germany." The film follows several of the men, in particular four of different ages and from different milieux. Infantryman Ullrich Hagen (Wilhelm König) is a composer; he visits his music teacher, who will shortly be performing one of his works and begs him to be true to his talent rather than throwing his life away in a futile cause. Colonel Hartmann, who is middle-aged, surprises his young wife, Anna, who has replaced him at his work driving a tram; she begs him to stay with her and their four children rather than returning to a war which is already lost. The third, a young man, after discovering his only relative has died, meets a girl and falls in love for the first time. The fourth, Infantryman Emil Sasse (René Deltgen) is a "leftist intellectual" who was cursing the notion of 'heroic death' and announcing his intention to desert in the opening scenes of the film; he finds his girlfriend Fritzi (Margot Erbst) printing anti-war leaflets. All four, however, resist the temptation to desert. Hagen responds that his works can speak for themselves; the young man considers his companions closer to him than his new love; Sasse finds he no longer likes revolutionaries: "We soldiers are dying for our country while you drink, hold meetings, and make love. ... I have nothing in common with you any more." He fights his way out of the meeting and arrives with a black eye and bruises. Hartmann loses track of time, but his family all pile into a friend's lorry and race the train to the next station; the lieutenant spots the speeding vehicle and all the men are back as they promised.
The Shopworn Angel, 1h25
Directed by H. C. Potter
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Romance
Themes Political films
Actors James Stewart, Margaret Sullavan, Walter Pidgeon, Hattie McDaniel, Gary Cooper, Nat Pendleton
Rating68% 3.44663.44663.44663.44663.4466
After the United States enters World War I in 1917, the limousine carrying Daisy Heath (Margaret Sullavan), a sophisticated Broadway musical theatre star, knocks down Bill Pettigrew (James Stewart), a naive young soldier from Texas. A policeman orders the chauffeur to take Bill back to camp. During the ride, he becomes slightly acquainted with the cynical, but not cold-hearted Daisy.
Dragon Blade, 2h7
Directed by Daniel Lee
Origin Chine
Genres Drama, War, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Historical, Martial arts
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films
Actors Jackie Chan, Adrien Brody, John Cusack, Lin Peng, Vanness Wu, Alfred Hsing
Rating59% 2.956132.956132.956132.956132.95613
In western China, 48 BC, a security company under China's current government called the Silk Road Protection Squad is committed towards stopping battles and promoting the idea of peace. Huo An (Chan), the captain, successfully averts a battle between the Indians and Huns. The group returns to their unnamed home city, where Huo An's wife serves as a schoolteacher for orphans. However, the government uncovers evidence that someone in the group is corrupt, causing the entire group to be sentenced to construction work at Goose Gate, a ruined fortress. Once they arrive, the group pays respects at the shrine of a fallen Chinese general, since they originally were child-slaves of Hun descent, but later the general had rescued them.
I Accuse
I Accuse (1938)
, 1h44
Directed by Abel Gance
Origin France
Genres Drama, Science fiction, War, Horror
Themes French war films, Ghost films, Political films
Actors Victor Francen, Line Noro, Sylvie Gance, Paul Amiot, Jean-Louis Barrault, Marcel Delaître
Rating70% 3.5251153.5251153.5251153.5251153.525115
The married Edith Laurin has a love affair with her husband's best friend. When both men serve together at the front her spouse realises he's cuckolded. Because his old friend is also his comrade who fights at his side again the mutual enemy, Laurin doesn't take action against him. After Laurin has died his friend returns home as a cripple.
Cadets (1941)
, 1h34
Origin German
Genres Drama, War, Historical
Themes Politique, Political films, Children's films
Actors Mathias Wieman, Carsta Löck, Andrews Engelmann, Theo Shall, Willy Kaiser-Heyl, Wilhelm P. Krüger
Rating66% 3.334213.334213.334213.334213.33421
Guerre de Sept Ans. Les soldats russes assiègent Berlin. Pour protéger la population civile, les parties belligérantes conviennent que les soldats prussiens se retirent dans la forteresse de Spandau. Les jeunes cadets restés dans Berlin sont arrêtés, contrairement à l'accord sur les prisonniers de guerre, et sont déportés vers l'est. Après une tentative d'évasion de certains cadets, le commandant russe Goroschew, un officier cosaque, décide de faire fusiller un dixième de tous les cadets. Le rittmeister prussien von Tzülow y voit le prétexte pour aller renverser les Russes. Dans une scène clé, il fredonne la Chanson de Cadets comme un signe de ralliement. Sous son commandement, les cadets se retranchent dans un fort abandonné. Un cadet est envoyé à cheval pour obtenir de l'aide des troupes prussiennes. Lorsqu'elles arrivent, l'officier von Tzülow meurt au combat. Les Russes s'en vont. Les cadets reviennent à Berlin sous les acclamations de la foule.