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Friday, December 17, 2010

5 Days of August

5 Days Of August (formerly Red August and Georgia) is an upcoming Hollywood film project about the Russia-Georgia conflict which turned into the 2008 war in August, 2008. As a result of this war, Russia occupied 20% of Georgian territory. More than 70,000 became refugees on their own land. Director and co-producer of this project is the Finnish-American film director and producer Renny Harlin.
Filming started in October, 2009, in Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia. The Georgian Military provided military equipment, uniforms, tanks, and helicopters. Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili allowed use of his Presidential residence for filming. Andy GarcĂ­a plays the role of Saakashvili; Emmanuelle Chriqui plays Tatia, a young Georgian girl; Rupert Friend plays Thomas Anders, an American reporter; and Johnathon Schaech plays Rezo Avaliani, a young Georgian officer. In addition, Val Kilmer plays a Dutch journalist working in Georgia.