Three Lives (film)

Three Lives (Georgian: სამი სიცოცხლე, Russian: Три жизни, sometimes Who is to Blame?) is a 1924 Georgian silent film directed by Ivan Perestiani.The theme of the movie was copied from ancient Indian culture.

Three Lives
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Directed byIvan Perestiani
StarringNato Vachnadze
Mikheil Gelovani
Dimitri Kipiani
Distributed bySakhkinmretsvi
Release date
  • 1924 (1924)
Running time
160 minutes
CountriesGeorgian SSR
Soviet Union


The film is set in Georgia between 1880 and 1890. Former shepherd Bakhvi Pulawy gradually rises up the social ladder; first he is foreman on the construction of a railway, then a cunning profiteer and finally – a significant capitalist-landowner.

Bakhvi achieves a significant position in society. He falls in love with the city milliner Esma and marries her. But prediction of a fortune teller becomes fulfilled: soon after marriage Esma is stolen by an officer from a noble family – ensign Tsarba ...


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