Former wrestling champion Kakhi (Levan Tediashvili, himself a former Olympic wrestling champion) always has his family on his conscience, and in "Brighton 4th", this leads him on a journey from his home in the Republic of Georgia to visit his son Soso (Giorgi Tabidze) in the Russian speaking neighbourhood of Brighton Beach, Brooklyn.
There he finds Soso living in a shabby boarding house populated by a colourful group of fellow Georgian immigrants. And Soso is not studying medicine, as Kakhi believed, but is working for a moving company and has accrued a $14,000 gambling debt to a local mob boss. Kakhi sets his mind to helping his hapless son out of his debt, leading to situations as often comic as they are dire.
The film has been nominated by Georgia for the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film.
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Levan Koguašvili (snd 1973)
Valik: Home (2004, doc), The Women from Georgia (2009, doc), Quchis dgeebi (Tänavapäevad, PÖFF 2010), Brma paemnebi (Blind Dates, 2013), Gogita's New Life (2016), Brighton 4th (2021)
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