Georgia-Russia War: The Movie Trailer

As shown on TV here, this is the trailer for veteran Hollywood action movie director Renny Harlin’s take on the Georgia-Russia war, starring Andy Garcia as Mikheil Saakashvili (with a rather peculiar accent). The feature film, which is due out later this year, has been described as an "anti-war" movie, but it was financed by Georgians and is intended to portray the Georgian view of the conflict in August 2008, as the propaganda war between Tbilisi and Moscow for moral supremacy in the international arena continues. According to its producers, who include a Georgian government minister, it’s the most expensive film ever to be made in this impoverished former Soviet republic. They deny that any funding came from the state, although opposition critics claim that may not be entirely true.

(This is a cross-post from my other blog, This is Tbilisi Calling.)