A Tart Take On Bitter Realities In 'Tangerines'

April 17, 2015 8:29 PM

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Tangerines has fun with its conflicts, says NPR film critic Bob Modnello. But the focus never strays from the long-standing religious and ethnic tensions.

It's 1992, shortly after the fall of the Soviet Union in the Oscar-nominated Tangerines, and in a bleak, northwest corner of the Republic of Georgia called Abkhazia, the world has more or less come apart. Warring factions — Chechen separatists, Georgian troops — patrol rural roads in jeeps outfitted...

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