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Director:
Writers:
Lei Dinety (writer) and
Pauline Gouzenne (adaptation) ...
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Release Date:
21 November 2003 (Italy) See more »
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Plot:
In a remote, isolated Yazidi Kurdish village in post-Soviet Armenia, Hamo, a widower with a pitiful pension and three worthless sons... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
7 wins & 2 nominations See more »
NewsDesk:
(2 articles)
Cannes Film Review: ‘My Sweet Pepper Land’
 (From Variety - Film News. 31 May 2013, 11:54 AM, PDT)

"Kilometre Zero," "Lubitsch Musicals"
 (From IFC. 4 March 2008, 4:00 AM, PST)

User Reviews:
Beautifully Filmed See more (13 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Romen Avinian ... Hamo
Lala Sarkissian ... Nina
Ivan Franek ... Dilovan
Ruzan Mesropyan ... Zine (as Rouzanna-Vite Mesropian)
Zahal Karielachvili ... Giano
Astrik Avaguian ... Avin
Armen Marutyan ... Romik (as Armen Marouthian)
Armen Sarkissian ... Conducteur autobus
Hasmik Alexanian ... Femme acheteuse armoire
Roudik Revondyan ... Homme Volga
Hasmik Ter-Karapetian ... Femme de Romik
Svetlana Babelyan ... Tali
Levon Meloyan ... Patron Nina
Vahagn-Poncho Simonian ... Robert (as Vahagn Poncho Simonian)
Gaguik Sarkissian ... Homme acheteur armoire
Aramo Guervorguian ... Jeune homme TV (as Aramo Guevorguian)
Lilit Karaétian ... Fiancée jeune homme TV
Témour Mhoyan ... Azad
Edouard Bagdassarov ... Auto-stoppeur 1
Gourguen Basmadjian ... Auto-stoppeur 2
Hayk Avaguian ... Chauffeur bus armoire

Hiner Saleem ... Homme piano

Directed by
Hiner Saleem 
 
Writing credits
Lei Dinety (writer)

Pauline Gouzenne (adaptation)

Hiner Saleem  writer

Produced by
Fabrice Guez .... executive producer
Taguhi Karapetyan .... producer
Pierrick Le Pochat .... line producer
Michel Loro .... line producer
Tiziana Soudani .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Michel Korb 
Roustam Sadoyan 
 
Cinematography by
Christophe Pollock 
 
Film Editing by
Dora Mantzoros 
 
Production Design by
Kamal Hamarash 
 
Production Management
Margot Luneau .... production director
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Guillaume Bonnier .... assistant director
Christine Marrou .... second assistant director
 
Sound Department
Michel Filippi .... adr supervisor
Christian Fontaine .... sound re-recording mixer
Yves-Marie Omnes .... boom operator
Frédéric Ullmann .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Viguen Begoyan .... electrician
Cyril Liberman .... assistant camera
Olivier Regent .... gaffer
 
Editorial Department
Bruno Patin .... color timer
 
Music Department
Alexandre Gasparov .... musician: piano
Roland Romanelli .... musician: accordion
Jean-Pierre Smadja .... musician: oud
Zorica Stanojevic .... musician: violin
 
Transportation Department
Manuel Adoyan .... driver
 
Other crew
Julie Belthoise .... location manager
Geraldine Niche .... production secretary
Delphine Prothais .... production assistant: France
 

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Runtime:
Canada:84 min (Toronto International Film Festival) | USA:90 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Australia:PG | Sweden:7 | Switzerland:10 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:10 (canton of Vaud) | UK:PG
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Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: In the last scene, when Hamo and Nina play the piano and move far away from the camera. You can see the shadow of someone pulling them behind the piano.See more »
Soundtrack:
Tombe la neigeSee more »

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18 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
Beautifully Filmed, 15 February 2005
Author: funoon25 from Germany

Other comments have detailed some of the plot elements of this beautiful film, but haven't really mentioned the perfect visual balances throughout this film that also help keep it from sliding into depression or wallowing or sentimentality. For example, as the main character hauls his possessions to sell at the market one by one, the visual incongruity of the huge items he's hauling on his own down a stretch of endless highway is so quirky and absurd that the subtle smart humor offsets any chance we'd let pity sully the scene.

There are scenes in this film so gorgeous that I think of them with crystal clarity, even months later.

Don't miss this film if you have the chance to see it.

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