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Actors: Esther Gorintin, Nino Khomasuridze, Dinara Drukarova

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Three generations of women -- grandmother Eka, middle-aged widow Marina, and teen daughter Ada -- live together under one roof in Tbilisi, the capital of the former Soviet state of Georgia. Eka is a French native who married a Russian man, and remains a confirmed Francophile. Her son Otar (Marina's brother), a trained physician, has gone to Paris to seek work and sends money home from his construction job as well as writes and phones regularly. One day a friend in France informs Marina that Otar has died in an accident. She thinks the news should be kept from his mother to save her weak heart from the shock, so Marina cajoles Ada into forging letters from Otar. The grandmother becomes ever more convinced she must visit France and her son, so she sells most of her belongings for travel money and takes the two younger women to Paris, where everyone will have to confront their fibs.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   2000's+ (present) Inner struggle or disability    -   Yes Ethnic/Regional/Gender story?    -   Yes Ethnic/region/relig    -   Russian    -   French Coping with loss of loved one?    -   Yes Coping with loss of    -   Son

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   unemployed Age:    -   60's-90's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   French

Setting

Asia/Pacific/Middle East    -   Yes Asian country:    -   Russia City?    -   Yes City:    -   dirty, grimy (like New York)    -   Paris

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   sex under blankets Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing

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