The story of an Armenian man and his family who have to flee their country during the genocide by the Turks, and come to live as refugees in a foreign land.
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Claudie Arif
(2 episodes, 1993)
Serge Avedikian ...
 Vaksen Papasian (2 episodes, 1993)
Christian Barbier ...
 Father Pignon (2 episodes, 1993)
Michèle Bardollet ...
 Madeleine (2 episodes, 1993)
Brigitte Barry
(2 episodes, 1993)
Etienne Bartholomeus
(2 episodes, 1993)
Diane Bellego ...
 Carole (2 episodes, 1993)
Pierre Belot
(2 episodes, 1993)
...
 Pierre Zakar (2 episodes, 1993)
Gérard Billon
(2 episodes, 1993)
Bernard Bireaud
(2 episodes, 1993)
Jennifer Bostroem
(2 episodes, 1993)
Smaïl Boulanouar
(2 episodes, 1993)
...
 Astrig Sétian (2 episodes, 1993)
...
 Araxi (Mayrig) (2 episodes, 1993)
Vince Castello
(2 episodes, 1993)
Maurice Chevit
(2 episodes, 1993)
Jacques Ciron
(2 episodes, 1993)
Christophe Combettes
(2 episodes, 1993)
Raoul Curet
(2 episodes, 1993)
Philippe Dehesdin
(2 episodes, 1993)
Jean-Pierre Delage
(2 episodes, 1993)
Véronique Delestaing
(2 episodes, 1993)
Gérard Dessalles
(2 episodes, 1993)
Cédric Doucet ...
 Azad age 7 (2 episodes, 1993)
Pierre-Olivier Faïs
(2 episodes, 1993)
Hubert Foulon
(2 episodes, 1993)
Mireille Franchino
(2 episodes, 1993)
Paulette Frantz
(2 episodes, 1993)
Bernard Freyd
(2 episodes, 1993)
Ginette Garcin
(2 episodes, 1993)
Patrick Gourevitch
(2 episodes, 1993)
Nicole Gueden
(2 episodes, 1993)
(2 episodes, 1993)
Sylvie Joly ...
 Georgette Sylva (2 episodes, 1993)
André Julien
(2 episodes, 1993)
Véronique Kapoyan
(2 episodes, 1993)
Danièle Lebrun ...
 Alexandre's mother (2 episodes, 1993)
Mario Luraschi
(2 episodes, 1993)
Henri Meliani
(2 episodes, 1993)
Jean-Michel Molé
(2 episodes, 1993)
Philippe Morier-Genoud
(2 episodes, 1993)
Bernard Musson ...
 Butler (2 episodes, 1993)
...
 Apkar (2 episodes, 1993)
Lucie Nercessian
(2 episodes, 1993)
Jean-Gabriel Nordmann
(2 episodes, 1993)
Inge Offerman
(2 episodes, 1993)
Jean Panisse ...
 The butcher (2 episodes, 1993)
Yvette Petit
(2 episodes, 1993)
Dorothée Picard
(2 episodes, 1993)
...
 Tehlirian (2 episodes, 1993)
Tom Ponsin ...
 Azad age 12 (2 episodes, 1993)
Pascale Quelfennec
(2 episodes, 1993)
Sébastien Rochelle
(2 episodes, 1993)
Nathalie Roussel ...
 Gayane (2 episodes, 1993)
Ève Ruggieri
(2 episodes, 1993)
Isabelle Sadoyan ...
 Anna (2 episodes, 1993)
Marie-France Santon
(2 episodes, 1993)
Stéphane Servais ...
 Azad age 20 (2 episodes, 1993)
...
 Hagop (2 episodes, 1993)
Nicolas Silberg ...
 Lawyer (2 episodes, 1993)
Stéphane Slima
(2 episodes, 1993)
Bernard Spiegel
(2 episodes, 1993)
Francine Steltzer
(2 episodes, 1993)
Patrick Steltzer
(2 episodes, 1993)
Salah Teskouk
(2 episodes, 1993)
Patrick Timsit
(2 episodes, 1993)
Alexis Tomassian
(2 episodes, 1993)
Gérard Torikian
(2 episodes, 1993)
Gilles Treton
(2 episodes, 1993)
Nicolas Vacaro ...
 Tigrane (2 episodes, 1993)
Marie Verdi ...
 (1993) (2 episodes, 1993)
Jacques Villeret ...
 Alexandre (2 episodes, 1993)
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The story of an Armenian man and his family who have to flee their country during the genocide by the Turks, and come to live as refugees in a foreign land.

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One of the most touching movies I have ever seen
3 August 2006 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

This movie is about an Armenian family who was forced to leave his homeland in order to escape certain death from Turkish army during Armenian Genocide in Ottoman Empire. This movie is a masterpiece not only that it is based on real happenings and that with the story of one family it represents the story of survival of the whole nation but also because it shows, in a very sensitive way, the life of one man from his difficult but happy childhood until the very heights of his successful career. It demonstrates that the care and unity within family are the cornerstones of the happiness, even when you pass through the hardest times. It is about the sacrificial care and boundless love of every Father and every Mother for their child. And nothing is more important for a person in his life than to make his parents proud and happy.


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