Ivo makes a living growing and harvesting tangerines, and he refuses to change his ways in 1990 when war in Abkhazia breaks out. Later, he cares for an injured soldier he finds on his property.
3.5 stars out of 4 -- "It is a simply told -- though never simplistic -- war movie about the 1992 conflict between the former Soviet countries of Georgia and Abkhazia, and a nearby neutral Estonian community whose residents have mostly chosen to flee to their ancestral homeland out of safety concerns." - 04/17/2015 RogerEbert.com
"[T]he film has the economy of a short story, unfolding in a mood of slightly sentimental masculine stoicism." - 04/17/2015 New York Times
"TANGERINES is an example of lean, unadorned old-school filmmaking where familiar style and technique combine to unexpectedly potent effect because of the great skill with which they've been employed." - 04/23/2015 Los Angeles Times
"TANGERINES, the first Estonian picture nominated for the foreign-film Oscar, has a heart as ripe as the citrus fruit of its title..." - 04/30/2015 Entertainment Weekly
"TANGERINES is, like its hero Ivo, a stoic and introspective thing. The story moves slowly and methodically, tempering the expected -- and only fleetingly heartwarming -- rapprochement between enemies with a more acerbic outlook about human nature." - 04/30/2015 Washington Post