Georgian Civil War Drama
Based on True Events
When you watch the Dede movie, you will get a somber glimpse of the many issues surrounding the Georgian Civil War in the not so distant past.
This is about the Georgia that used to be part of the Soviet Union, not the southern US state.
Independence is a step forward, but, of course, that doesn’t instantly solve all of the deep societal issues.
In many ways, this story feels as if it happened centuries ago and the remote village seems like it is in another world.
However, there are definitely parallels to current events.
This is a great movie to watch with someone else, so that you can discuss it together afterwards.
Based on true events that took place at the outset of the Georgian Civil War, Dede takes place in the high mountainous community of Svaneti, where there live a people far removed from the modern world.
A purely patriarchal society that revolves around forced marriages, pride and tradition dictate the code of daily life.
Dina is a young woman promised by her draconian grandfather to David, one of the soldiers returning from the war.
Once a marriage arrangement is brokered by two families, failure to follow through on the commitment is unthinkable.
Dina finds herself unable to love David, instead falling for his handsome friend Gegi who saved David’s life during the war.
Humiliated after his fiancée reveals her true feelings, David attempts to kill Gegi but fails, and takes his own life rather than lose face.
Dina is rattled, but relieved at the same time and marries Gegi.
The pair flee the village and attempt to make a new life in a nearby community.
However, the ill sentiment harbored by David’s family is not any quicker to subside than the harsh environmental conditions endured by the people of Svaneti.
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Dorothy Boucher says
This looks like a good story, hoping to get the chance to watch this.
Wilma Prochaska says
This looks interesting. I enjoy historical movies and books.
this looks good!
James COyne says
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Tony Platz says
This looks like a good movie more interesting because of the recent history .
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Tandi Cortez says
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Richard Brandt says
This would be a good double feature with Tangerines.
Joseph Stowell says
It is always interesting to see history in the eyes of another country. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of this movie.
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Vickie L Couturier says
sounds like a good movie
June S. says
This really sounds like my kind of movie to watch with my two brothers the next time that we all get together.
Erin S says
This film looks fantastic
Wow, I have never seen a Georgian film! This would interesting, something I know nothing about. Thanks for the chance!
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Sounds like an amazing movie!
Buddy Garrett says
It sounds like a great movie. Thanks.