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Submitted by Rêvebir_E on 22 July 2010

Die Geschichte spielt in einem kurdisch-jesidischem Dorf in Armenien, das wirtschaftlich durch den Zusammenbruch der Sowjetunion leidet. Der kurdische Witwer Hamo, Vater dreier Söhne, besucht täglich das Grab seiner Frau. Auf dem Friedhof lernt er die ebenfalls verwitwete Nina, die in einer örtlichen Bar namens Wodka Lemon arbeitet, kennen. Das Wodka Lemon steht kurz vor dem Aus. Die beiden Mittellosen beginnen eine unerwartete Beziehung, die die beide wieder Leben lässt.


Vereinigte Königreich Edition, PAL/Region 2 DVD: TON: Armenisch ( Dolby Digital 2.0 ), Englisch ( Untertitel ), WIDESCREEN (1.85:1), BONUSMATERIAL: Bilden Von, Trailer(s), Wechselwirkendes Menü, SYNOPSIS: "Vodka Lemon" just might be the world's iciest postcard film: you will never be so happy to sit inside a cozy, theater as when you watch the actors exhaling clouds of warm breath over the blindingly white expanse. But the thicket of relationships that the director, Hiner Saleem, has created and weaves his cast and camera through is so invitingly hotblooded and crowded with hilariously melodramatic incident that the snowbanks are not nearly as forbidding as they initially seem. The picture starts with an old man being pulled across the snowy wastes on his bed, an image right out of a dream. But Mr. Saleem's gifts come from giving these outlandish visual statements a grounding in the everyday reality that the characters experience. "Vodka Lemon" charts the intermingling - marriages, death and sexual complications - in an Armenian village. Chief among the citizens is the wily Hamo, played by Romik Avinian. Hamo has begun a flirtation with a much younger woman, the 50-ish widow Nina (Lala Sarkissian). She feels a void in her life, and he simply recognizes now as the time for both of them to move into a new adventure. Mr. Saleem understands that need is the central motivating force in the villagers' lives: for heat, food, emotional humidity and clarity. Mr. Saleem's layering does compensate for the lack of formal structure. But the picture does not need an elaborately contrived plot. What it has instead is a neighborly, fresh-air quality; all the doors in the miniature snow-globe of a town are open, as is the chatter and curiosity about everyone's familial intrigues. "Vodka Lemon" could be an Ice Capades version of a Beckett play, with a group of seasoned though modest


  • Darsteller: Ivan Franek, Romen Avinian, Lala Sarkissian
  • Regisseur(e): Hiner Saleem
  • Format: PAL, Import
  • Sprache: Armenisch, Französisch, Kurdisch, Russisch
  • Untertitel: Englisch
  • Region: Region 2
  • Bildseitenformat: 16:9 - 1.77:1
  • Anzahl Disks: 1
  • BBFC: Freigegeben ab 12 Jahren
  • Studio: Metrodome Distribution
  • Erscheinungstermin: 7. Februar 2005
  • Produktionsjahr: 2003
  • Spieldauer: 86 Minuten