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'Georgia' sets out to tell tale of war with Russia

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'Georgia' sets out to tell tale of war with Russia


Russian armour has streamed into Georgia creating lines of refugees fleeing the fighting. But fears of international criticism are limited to upcoming reviews in “Variety”, because it is only a movie.

Finnish-American director Renny Harlin, better known for “Die Hard 2” or “Cliffhanger” has come to Georgia to make a film about its war last year with Russia. “We try not to take sides. I hope that politicians on both sides of the border will be happy with the product, and proud of the movie and take into their hearts our statement which was ‘make love not war’,” he said. Is this to be another history rewrite, Hollywood style? Some of the extras clearly think not. “What do I think? I think people should know what happened in Georgia. Those who have not seen what really happened in Gori should learn about it,” said one. Andy Garcia plays President Mikhail Saakashvili, apparently recycling his “Godfather” accent, and Val Kilmer also stars in “Georgia”, heading towards cinemas sometime next year.

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