The president

The president

DVD | Georgian
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The President and his family rule the land with a draconian fist, enjoying a privileged and luxurious existence at the expense of his miserable and oppressed subjects. After a coup d'etat uproots his position of power, the President's wife and daughters are flown out of the country as he stays behind with his grandson, who is too young to grasp the unfolding events. After his personal escort and bodyguards turn on him, he is forced to disguise himself and flee into the countryside.
Copyright Date: ©2016
Branch Call Number: DVD 791.43 PRE NVD
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (approximately 115 minutes) : DVD video, digital, sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
digital,optical,rda
video file,DVD video,rda
Additional Contributors: Makhmalbāf, Muhsin
Corinth Films

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Dec 14, 2017

This subtitled foreign film is both poignant and enlightening. A harsh dictator is forced to live among the people he brutally ruled after they start a revolution. He disguises himself as a street musician and dresses his grandson up as a little girl. As he struggles to keep both of them alive in the harsh climate, he sees the consequences of his regime.

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