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The President (2014)

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A brutal dictator comes face to face with the injustices committed by his regime when his country is taken over by revolutionists.

Director:

Mohsen Makhmalbaf

Writers:

Mohsen Makhmalbaf, Marzieh Makhmalbaf (as Marziyeh Meshkiny)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Mikheil Gomiashvili Mikheil Gomiashvili ... President / Your Majesty / Grandad (as Misha Gomiashvili)
Dachi Orvelashvili Dachi Orvelashvili ... Grandson / Your Royal Highness
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Leo Antadze ... Colonel
George Anthony George Anthony ... Soldier
Zura Begalishvili Zura Begalishvili ... Barber
Elene Bezarashvili Elene Bezarashvili ... Younger daughter
Guja Burduli Guja Burduli ... Political Prisoner - singer
Tornike Bziava ... The soldier
Davit Davishvili Davit Davishvili ... Marshall
Kakha Gabelaia Kakha Gabelaia ... Tortured Political Prisoner
Gia Gogishvili Gia Gogishvili ... Groom
Nika Gordeziani Nika Gordeziani ... Soldier
Tekla Javakhadze Tekla Javakhadze ... Bride
Lasha Kankava Lasha Kankava ... Army Officer
Avto Karashvili Avto Karashvili ... Man Who Saw the President
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Storyline

The President is the story of a dictator of an imaginary country in the Caucasus, who is forced to escape following a coup d'état, and begins a journey to discover his country in the company of his five-year-old grandson. The two travel across the lands that the President once governed. Now, disguised as a street musician to avoid being recognized, the former dictator comes into contact with his people, which he comes to know from a different point of view. Written by AnonymousB

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Country:

Georgia | France | UK | Germany

Language:

Georgian

Release Date:

October 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

O Presidente See more »

Filming Locations:

Tbilisi, Georgia See more »

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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Goofs

When the president allows his grandson to command that the lights in neighborhoods surrounding their headquarters be deactivated at night time, not only do lights wired to the power grid go dark but also the headlights of motor vehicles which continue moving along as though their operators are not phased in the slightest by reduced visibility. Only the discharge of an electromagnetic pulse could potentially have such an effect, yet no reference is made such a methodology. See more »

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"MARCH (GRENADIERI)
Performed by The National Guard Military Orchestra
Conducted by Koba Mermanishvili
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poetic, poignant and precise.
17 February 2019 | by thiago-guimaraes-torresSee all my reviews

Silence against cruelty only helps tyranny to become stronger, even worse than the worst dictator is the people who remain silent in his reign of terror. The president (2014) is poetic, poignant and precise.


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