Tiflis, Georgia 1992: Nika, an unemployed film director gets the chance to escape Tiflis, the Georgian capital raged by civil war. The Berlin zoo invites him and the former stuntman Toma to... See full summary »


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Credited cast:
Niko Tavadze Niko Tavadze ... Nika Korinteli
Joséphine de La Baume ... Sonya Jefferson
Bogdan Benyuk ... Toma
Georges Corraface ... Jean-Pierre Jannaud
Christian Ulmen ... Helmut Murnau
Viktoriya Varley Viktoriya Varley ... Tamriko
Tima Tima ... Chola, the Bear
Zaur Shafiyev Zaur Shafiyev ... Talat
Ilka Zafirova Ilka Zafirova ... Vanga
Andriy Gerasimenko Andriy Gerasimenko ... Vaniko
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Robert Feldman Robert Feldman ... Woody Kauffman
Sergey Shlyahtyuk Sergey Shlyahtyuk ... Soldier (as Sergey Shlyahtuyk)
Kakha Abuashvili Kakha Abuashvili


Tiflis, Georgia 1992: Nika, an unemployed film director gets the chance to escape Tiflis, the Georgian capital raged by civil war. The Berlin zoo invites him and the former stuntman Toma to accompany Chola, the old studio brown bear on the long journey to Germany. Nika dreamed for a long time to participate with one of his films at the Berlinale Film Festival but after a fire was blasting the original material of his last movie he abandoned his hope. So Chola and the Berlin zoo is the last way out. Some days later everything is arranged to transport Chola and the van is waiting in front of the studio as a group of marauding soldiers start a gunfight. One of the bullets strikes Chola and the bear is dead....The only option for Nika is to put on a bear's dress and to start the journey instead of Chola. A journey full of obstacles from Georgia, through Turkey, the Balkans and Eastern Europe to Berlin is taking its course... Written by anonymous

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Ukraine | Georgia | Germany | Bulgaria


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