Synopsis by Dan Pavlides
This light comedy is taken from the Claude Tiller novel "My Uncle Benjamin", a family favorite of director Georgi Daneliya. Benjamin (Vakhtang Kikabidze) is the young physician who leads a carefree life. He and his friends drink and dance at the local tavern and take pleasure in the butcher's wife. Levan (S. Zakariadze) is the older doctor who wants Benjamin to marry his daughter, but she runs away with an Army officer. The worried father asks Benjamin to find his daughter and bring her home. He finds her but she dies while giving birth to a child, and the officer is killed in a dual. Benjamin returns with the baby to his hometown, where he is saddened to learn of Levan's demise. At the funeral, Levan watches his family and friends for the last time before he really dies. His last wish is fulfilled as he sees the people who are close to him one last time. This is the only film by Daneliya that is set entirely in his native country of Georgia.
daughter, doctor, duel, funeral, soldier