Question About A Georgian Film
January 29, 2011 12:46 PM Subscribe
This is a question about the ending of a Georgian film titled Street Days.
SPOILER ALERT, of course . . . .
posted by jason's_planet to Society & Culture (9 answers total)
OK. The movie ends with Checkie sitting in his living room, having decided to kill himself rather than betray a friend to the police. The camera alternates between shots of the old-school black-and-white communist propaganda he's watching on the TV in front of him and shots of a beautiful young girl doing her nails at her windowsill.
We hear the gunshot. Checkie has done the deed.
There's a fade and then a shot of schoolchildren gathered around in a classroom singing a song. There are no subtitles for this scene and, not being all that familiar with Georgian culture, I have no idea what it is -- the song, the lyrics or the symbolism of the song itself. I would very much like to know what they're singing because the director made the choice to end this movie on this note --literally and figuratively -- and I feel as if I'm missing an important part of the movie by not knowing the song.
If you know what song the kids are singing, and could share that knowledge with me, along with perhaps a sense of the cultural weight of that song, I would be forever in your debt.
Many thanks in advance!