The Father of a Soldier
Jariskatsis mama
Russia, 1964, 83 minutes
WW2, Soviet Union
The Father of a Soldier Synopsis

During World War II, оld Georgian peasant wine-grower Georgy (Sergo Zakariadze) leaves his Georgian village and goes off to the front line, hoping to find his son. George should see and transfer a lot of things, he becomes a soldier and only in the last days of war finds the son...

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Reviewed by josephcalingasa
Emotional and compelling!  The movie depicts the ravages of war and how it can cause so much suffering and turmoil. But more so,  it also centers on a father's love... more
Emotional and compelling!  The movie depicts the ravages of war and how it can cause so much suffering and turmoil. But more so,  it also centers on a father's love for a son. Zakariadze masterfully portrays a father figure yet also interjects  comedic relief every now and then.  The scene where father and son finally reunites was heartbreaking because it would be the final one.  I would have to say this is a unique plot where it concerns war-themed  films.  Worth checking out! 
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Reviewed by jeteli
What immediately caught my attention was the physical features of the father Georgy, portrayed by the actor Zakariadze. His mustache is quite queer but it also became part of his... more
What immediately caught my attention was the physical features of the father Georgy, portrayed by the actor Zakariadze. His mustache is quite queer but it also became part of his over-all charm.  The attitude is also heartwarming to know, he has deep concern for his son and went to great lengths just to ensure that the son is well despite being in battle.  There are various war scenes and production design was achieved quite well.  But it's the  emotions that will stick to the viewers.  Engrossing film to watch! 
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Reviewed by sharonmae
Compelling and very, very moving story of  a Georgian wine grower and his journey to visit his beloved son who was wounded in war. Hats off to Sergo Zarariadze for... more
Compelling and very, very moving story of  a Georgian wine grower and his journey to visit his beloved son who was wounded in war. Hats off to Sergo Zarariadze for his convincing and heartfelt performance, so genuinely acted out that he bagged the Best Actor award from the Moscow International Film Festival in the year 1965. Consistently engaging despite the limited creative and imaginative touches , the film succeeded in evoking emotion and empathy from the viewers. Cinematography and audio were consistent and commendable considering that it was made in the 60's era. Kudos to director Rezo Chkheidze for this intense and gripping tale of a father's love and devotion amidst the backdrop of war.  Highly recommended!
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  • compelling story of a father  who will do anything to find his son!  extraordinary!

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  • compelling story of a father  who will do anything to find his son!  extraordinary!
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  • despite the black and white quality and some technical glitches I  was able to appreciate the film. the lead actor Sergo was expressive and while I find his  facial features unique ( he can be  a Santa Claus or some king) he delivered a very moving performance!

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  • despite the black and white quality and some technical glitches I  was able to appreciate the film. the lead actor Sergo was expressive and while I find his  facial features unique ( he can be  a Santa Claus or some king) he delivered a very moving performance!
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