De Vliegenierster van Kazbek

Ineke Smits Feature film - 2010 - 104 min.
Twelve plus

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Highly imaginative and dreamy romance set against the background of the historical 'Georgian Uprising' of 1945, a bloody revolt by a battalion of Georgian POWs against the German army on the isle of Texel. Marie is a girl with a vivid imagination from a deeply religious family. A group of Georgians is billeted on her parents' house. The foreign culture of the young and high-spirited soldiers introduces her to music and dance and true love, creating a gap between Marie and her rigid family and bungling fiancé. When the Georgians prepare an uprising, she chooses their side. Her actions trigger disapproval and contempt from the village community. Acts of war and resistance largely take place off-screen, which only enhances the impact. The film contains unexpected musical elements, like when Marie bursts out singing when witnessing an execution. The title refers to the film that the Georgians tote along as a memory of their country and that they dub themselves each time they screen it.


Director(s) Ineke Smits
Script Arthur Japin
Producer(s) Els Vandevorst
Production Company
San Fu Maltha
Ellen De Waele
Denis Vaslin
Executive Producer
Director of Photography
Production Design
Katarina Türler, NCE
Menno Boerema
Sound Design
Sound Editor
Sound on Set
Dan van Bever
Visual Effects
TV Company
Production Country