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13 Tzameti

4 Ratings: 4.0
A movie directed by Géla Babluani
3 reviews about 13 Tzameti
review by . October 13, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
This is the quote from the Netflix sleeve for the film 13 Tzameti: “Sébastien uncharacteristically throws caution to the wind when he decides to follow a set of instructions intended for someone else, leading him to a nightmarish destination from which he may never return.” It starts slowly, but then becomes one of the most intense films I have ever seen. If you are at all curious, then close this review and only come back and rate my opinion after you have seen the film.   …
review by . December 14, 2009
posted in Movie Hype
Intense, Eerie and Smart Existential French Thriller!
   13 TZAMETI is a French film written and directed by Gela Babluani, which won numerous awards in the Sundance and Venice film festivals. “Tzameti” is the Georgian word that means the number “13”. Shot in its entirety in Black and White, the film takes "Russian Roulette" to the extreme and takes an uncompromising look at existentialism and cold human emotion. It is also wicked in its views on its metaphor for the global economy.       …
review by . April 27, 2007
posted in Movie Hype
"13" is a wonderfully economical thriller, clocking in at a friendly 95 minutes, which starts off slow and gentle, then gradually ricochet its tension towards the end. The main character Sébastien (played by the director's brother George Babluani) is a typical hard working roofer struggling to put food on the table for his family, so when he overhears conversations of easy Euro while toiling on his employer's roof his curiosity is naturally stirred. But before he knows what is happening he finds …
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