Drama, by Giorgi Ghachava, Georgia, 2017.
During the Georgian-Ossetian conflict in 2008, after the bombings, two men - Georgian soldier Zaza and terminally ill old Ossetian Zaur - get trapped in an underground room of a 5-story building. They immediately begin to blame each other for inciting a war, argue about who is guilty and who is right. But as time passes the two gradually realize that both sides have their own truth and the whole conflict is inspired by the "third force". From their conversation, behavior, how they treat each other, it becomes obvious that both of them are children of the high Caucasian mountains, with unwritten Caucasian traditions, beliefs, laws and heritage and both nations have nothing to conflict about .
Conflicts between different generations, different ethnicities. Fathers and sons, old and young, Georgians and Ossetians fight each other over wars they cannot fully understand. Director Giorgi Ghachava tells us the absurdity of war with two very good actors imprisoned in a cellar, lit only by candles, forced to report their lives upended by war. A confrontation in the darkness of a basement in which their vision of the world will change. The human being is willing to believe in conflicts and to perceive the different as a danger, to give in to selfishness and violence, to fight wars in the name of the homeland. But deep down in his soul there is a glimmer of awareness that whispers to him, even if he is hypnotized by propaganda, that war is just an absurdity, a manipulation of governments and power. And that deep down what unites us is something much bigger.
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