- Original title
- Running time
- 153 min.
- Soviet Union (USSR)
Tengiz Abuladze, Nana Janelidze, Rezo Kveselava
Qartuli Telepilmi / Sovexportfilm / Qartuli Pilmi
- Synopsis / Plot
- The day after the fumeral of Varlam Aravidze, the mayor of a small Georgian town, his corpse turns up in his son's garden and is secretly reburied. But the corpse keeps returning, and the police eventually capture a local woman accusing her of digging it up. She says that Varlam should never be laid to rest, as when he was alive he was responsible for a Stalin-like reign of terror that led to the disappearance of many of her friends...
: Golden Globes: Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film
: Cannes: Winner of the Grand Prix Award, Prize of the Ecumenical Jury, FIPRESCI Award
1987: Chicago International Film Festival: Silver Hugo - Best Actor (Avtandil Makharadze)
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