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Armenia (2006)

Le voyage en Arménie (original title)
Barsam, Anna's father, is seriously ill. Before he dies, he would like to bequeath his daughter something : he would like to teach her doubt. As he flees to Armenia, he leaves many clues ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Ariane Ascaride ...
Anna
Gérard Meylan ...
Yervanth
Chorik Grigorian ...
Schaké
Romen Avinian ...
Manouk
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Sarkis Arabian
Serge Avedikian ...
Vanig
Kristina Hovakimian ...
Gayané
Madeleine Guédiguian ...
Jeannette
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Pierre
Jalil Lespert ...
Simon
Marcel Bluwal ...
Barsam
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gilbert Baronian ...
Ami Barsam
Marion Chamassian ...
Professeur de danse
Pascal Chamassian ...
Professeur de danse
Albert Cherinian ...
Ami Barsam
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Barsam, Anna's father, is seriously ill. Before he dies, he would like to bequeath his daughter something : he would like to teach her doubt. As he flees to Armenia, he leaves many clues behing him for Anna to find him. This obliged journey in an unknown country will become for Anna what her father expected it to be : an initiatory journey, a sentimental training, a brand new adolescence... It's in a little village, lost in Caucasian mountains, that she finally finds him, seated under an abricot tree in blossom... She will doubt her identity, her love, her commitments. Written by Anonymous

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"Le Voyage en Arménie" is exactly that and not much more
2 April 2007 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

I didn't know much about Armenia and was very interested to learn more. And the movie works on that front. It could almost be used as promotional material by the country's tourist bureau. But beside the fact that we get to know more about this small country, there's not really any point to see this film. Yes, it talks about the relationship between father and daughter and also about the feelings of those who live in exile, but everything stays on the surface. And, you know, there's just some little things that bug me: the daughter that picks up the language a little bit too fast or the father who seems to be known by everybody even though he hasn't set foot in the country for decades. Just small details that plays in the balance when it's time to rate a movie.

Seen in Toronto, at the Royal, on April 1st, 2007. Shown during Cinéfranco.

72/100 (**)


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