Merab Ninidze was born in 1965 in Tiflis (Georgia), where he also studied acting from 1982 to 1984. He had his film debut in 1984 in Tengis Abuladze's DIE REUE which received the Special Jury Award in Cannes two years later. From 1986 to 1991 he played for the Rustaveli Theatre in Tiflis and appeared in plays such as Georg Buchner's LEONCE AND LENA and in Shakespeare's HAMLET. In Georgia he shot more than 20 movies. He is well known to movie audiences as Alek in Bakhtiar Khudojnazarov's tragic-comedy LUNA PAPA. In 2001 he appeared in Jo Baier's VERLORENES LAND and in Andreas Gruber's BELLA BLOCK, as well as playing Walter Redlich in Caroline Link's NOWHERE IN AFRICA.
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