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Mother (1992)

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Recounts Henri Verneuil's relationship as a grown man with his father who had brought his Armenian family to Marseilles, France, in order to escape from the Turkish genocide in Armenia.

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Richard Berry ...
Pierre Zakar
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Hagop
Nathalie Roussel ...
Gayane
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Araxi (Mayrig)
Diane Bellego ...
Carole
Jacky Nercessian ...
Apkar
Isabelle Sadoyan ...
Anna
Zabou Breitman ...
Astrid Sétian (as Zabou)
Jacques Villeret ...
Alexandre
Sylvie Joly ...
Georgette Sylva
Cédric Doucet ...
Azad age 7
Tom Ponsin ...
Azad age 12
Stéphane Servais ...
Azad age 20
Danièle Lebrun ...
Alexandre's mother
Ginette Garcin
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Recounts Henri Verneuil's relationship as a grown man with his father who had brought his Armenian family to Marseilles, France, in order to escape from the Turkish genocide in Armenia.

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Truly uplifting - watch it with someone you love
17 May 2001 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

This story of an Armenian who becomes a famous French playwright, hiding or forgetting his humble origins, only to rediscover them through the genuine warmth and sincerity of simple people, is truly uplifting! An excellent cast, led by Claudia Cardinale and Omar Sharif, but including a number of fine actors unknown to me, present this thoughtful, intelligent script with conviction and honesty, with no need for language, nudity or violence to show the contrast between city and country people.

A treasure of a film that should be viewed with someone you love.


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