Ali and Nino

Muslim prince Ali and Georgian aristocrat Nino have grown up in the Russian province of Azerbaijan. Their tragic love story sees the outbreak of the First World War and the world’s struggle for Baku’s oil. Ultimately they must choose to fight for their country’s independence or for each other.

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  • ★★★½ review by Dilan KAYA on Letterboxd

    Totally unforgetable melodrama at all. If you like drama and love stories this one literally made for you. I am kinda romantic person so I liked it very much. Recommend.

    East and West. White and Black. Nino and Ali's love just like that. Differences seperate them and also unite them. This was a very unique and has an unforgetable romantic end.

  • ★★★★ review by Rethaam on Letterboxd

    A quiet start and an unforgettable ending for stunning love story..💘💘💘

  • ★★★½ review by Khalid AlAsiri on Letterboxd

    يحكي قصة عشق بين أمير مسلم و أميرة مسيحية تدور أحداثه في أذربيجان مع بداية الحرب العالمية الأولى ، تصوير و أنتاج الفلم جيد ، القصة و تسلسل الأحداث جميل و نهاية الفلم رائعة ، تركزت قصة الفلم على الدراما و كيف تدور الأحداث بين التقاء العشاق و تفريق الحرب لهم ، وتتضمن رسالة "بدون الوطن لا توجد حياة" .

  • ★★★½ review by QED on Letterboxd

    Directed by Asif Kapadia this film based on the novel the same name stars Adam Bakri, Maria Valverde, Riccardo Scamarcio and Homayoun Ershadi. In 1914 a muslim from Baku seeks to marry a Christian girl from Georgia.

    Against a beautiful back drop of scenery this film is a fairly pedestrian romance with a culture clash. I would have really liked to have seen more of the cultural and historical back drop to this story as the romance element is not overly interesting. Well made and acted in general this is a decent watch.

  • ★★★★ review by Oli on Letterboxd

    Beautiful people in beautiful landscapes. Gökhan Tiryaki really showed those other cinematographers how its done.

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