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Brigands-Chapter VII (1996)

Brigands, chapitre VII (original title)
King Vano rides bravely off into battle, but only after ensuring his passionate Queen is safely locked in her chastity belt.


Otar Iosseliani


Otar Iosseliani
2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »


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Cast overview:
Amiran Amiranashvili Amiran Amiranashvili ... Vano
Davit Gogibedashvili Davit Gogibedashvili ... Sandro (as Dato Gogibedachvili)
Giorgi Tsintsadze Giorgi Tsintsadze ... Spiridon (as Gio Tsintsadze)
Nino Orjonikidze Nino Orjonikidze ... Eka (as Nino Ordjonikidze)
Aleqsi Jakeli Aleqsi Jakeli ... Victor
Niko Kartsivadze Niko Kartsivadze ... Cola
Keli Kapanadze Keli Kapanadze ... Lia
Dato Tarielachvili Dato Tarielachvili
Niko Tarielashvili Niko Tarielashvili ... Nico (as Nico Tarielashvili)
Marina Kartsivadze Marina Kartsivadze
Kakhi Maisuradze Kakhi Maisuradze
Emmanuel de Chauvigny Emmanuel de Chauvigny ... (as Manu de Chauvigny)
Narda Blanchet Narda Blanchet
Anne-Marie Eisenschitz Anne-Marie Eisenschitz


King Vano rides bravely off into battle, but only after ensuring his passionate Queen is safely locked in her chastity belt.

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Georgian | Russian | French

Release Date:

22 January 1997 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Brigands-Chapter VII See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR



Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Man is a wolf to man
26 April 2007 | by Andy-296See all my reviews

One of Director Otar Iosseliani's stronger films. The movie takes place during several periods of time in his native country of Georgia: in the Middle Ages, in the early 1900s, during the Stalinist period (the bulk of the movie) and in the chaos of the early 1990s. The same actors often play different characters at the different periods of time (for example, the guy playing the medieval king also plays a Stalinist henchman and a contemporary smuggler). The movie works through vignettes full of deadpan humor, and a common thread of all the stories seems to be the absurdity of life, the arrogance of power and man's inhumanity to man. Iosseliani even plays a couple of roles here, as a Stalinist torturer, and as a present day bumbling projectionist, in one of the film's most elaborate gags. Overall, a great movie, with Iosseliani's caustic humor telling us, as the old Latin proverb said, that homo homini lupus, man is a wolf to man.

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