The iconic "1915 Armenian Genocide" was originally produced in 1980 (digitally restored and re-released in 2010) is based on the eyewitness accounts of four survivors whose compelling story... See full summary »
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Anna Q. Nilsson
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Charlotte Le Bon,
In 2015, exactly 100 years after the Armenian Genocide, a theatre director (Simon) is staging a play at the Los Angeles Theatre to honor the victims of that tragedy -- a horrifying crime forgotten and denied for an entire century. But as protesters surround his theatre, and a series of mysterious accidents spread panic among his actors, we realize that Simon's mission is more controversial than we think -- and the ghosts of the past are everywhere.
Not going to satisfy Armenians nor anyone looking to be educated
This movie is pretty politicized but more importantly it will not satisfy Armenians who thirst for information about 1915. It will not satisfy those who don't know much about the issue or history. It will definitely not satisfy any Turks, Kurds, Circassians, Assyrians, or anyone else involved in the 30-years of historical events.
It's basically a movie trying to profit by confusing the issue about a dark chapter in history and monetizing this sacred issue for Armenians.
The way that the film turns a play into a sort of historical event with unprofessional actors and ridiculous scenarios is just upsetting and a disgusting way of looking at a very SERIOUS issue.
Sam Page is probably the worst actor in the movie. It's just sort of strange and amateurish the whole way it's put together. It tries to dramatize it by watering it down and politicize something that should be seriously studied and remembered. Also I was a bit disturbed and felt weirded out with the way the movie describes as "a crime was invented" like as if extermination or mass murder is something new or like colonialism or conquest or extermination never happened before. The crime cannot be forgotten just because someone wants it to be but it surely wasn't invented in 1915.
I mean the movie has a line like "maybe the play should have a happy endings" and "you are destroying the Armenian people." Like it's hammering you over the head with its obvious message by saying how naive the audience is.
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