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Mother (1991)

Mayrig (original title)
In 1915 a genocide happened in the Ottoman Empire and about 1.5 million Armenians were systematically murdered by the government of the Young Turks. This is a movie about the life of a ... See full summary »

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Araxi (Mayrig)
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Hagop
Nathalie Roussel ...
Gayane
Isabelle Sadoyan ...
Anna
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Apkar
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Araxi (voice only)
Cédric Doucet ...
Azad age 7
Tom Ponsin ...
Azad age 12
Stéphane Servais ...
Azad age 20
Serge Avedikian ...
Vaksen Papasian
Jean-Pierre Delage
Michèle Bardollet ...
Madeleine
Christian Barbier ...
Father Pignon
Patrick Timsit
Nicolas Silberg ...
Lawyer
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In 1915 a genocide happened in the Ottoman Empire and about 1.5 million Armenians were systematically murdered by the government of the Young Turks. This is a movie about the life of a simple Armenian family, who survived. They became refugees in a foreign country among foreign people. Written by Anonymous

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Regard D'Enfant
Composed and Conducted by Jean-Claude Petit
(p) by Une Musique
©by Carthago Films
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A touching movie about an Armenian family during and after the genocide of 1915
8 September 2001 | by See all my reviews

Turks say it never happened , they even imply that the Armenians are the ones who committed that atrocity against the turkish , The truth is until now denied but many people recognize it so do many countries .

It's a story about a boy and his family , how his surroundings were able to remain , in a foreign country among foreign people how they managed to make a place for themselves and were able to survive . It is a human story that shows a glimpse of the horrifying things that happened , but mostly it is a story about survival , re_birth , trying to make a new life , and carrying on with a legacy : the fact of being Armenian .


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