Sunday, October 18, 2020

FULL MOVIE: God of Happiness. By Dito Tsintsadze (deutsch mit english subtitel)

The film tells the story of a former film director Georgi (Lasha Bakradze) originally from Georgia who plays minor parts in crowd-scenes. He also earns money on the side as a pimp of Ngudu (Elie James Blezes) – his black friend whose clients are wealthy older women with tastes for BDSM. The two unsuccessful men are always short of money and live in a dingy apartment in an industrial area on the outskirts of Stuttgart. Ngudu uses magic to communicate with his mother, who lives in an African village. They have so little money that Georgi is even forced to sell Ngudu's beloved God of Happiness statue.

Georgi's 15-year-old daughter Tina (Tina Meliava) who lives in Canada with her mother is coming to visit him for the first time in 10 years. He has always pretended to her that he was a successful actor.

Now Georgi must stage a fake life of a rich movie star for Tina. Ngudu's contacts with rich women help him find a villa and an expensive car for Georgi. Georgi convinces his acquaintance, the wooden-legged coke-snorting vaudeville actress Mia (Nadeshda Brennicke) to play his German wife. Tina arrives, she is quiet, observant and claims to not speak any German. She also has secrets of her own. Later their plan becomes in danger when Mia's jealous ex-boyfriend Rocco (Ufuk Bozkurt) arrives and stirs up trouble. But Tina is not easily deceived and the more Giorgi tries to hold on to his lies, the more the situation threatens to spiral out of control.

Director: Dito Tsintsadze

Lasha Bakradze as Giorgi
Elie James Blezes as Ngudu
Nadeshda Brennicke as Mia
Tina Meliava as Tina
Ufuk Bozkurt as Rocco

Produced by: Olivier Damian

God of Happiness - Eine Filmkritik von Thorsten Hanisch []

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