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Namus (1925)

Young lovers Seyran and Susan meet a tragic fate because of patriarchal prejudices of their parents. Although arranged for marriage in early childhood, and despite youngsters' love, ... See full summary »

Director:

Amo Bek-Nazaryan (as Hamo Bek-Nazaryan)

Writers:

Alexander Shirvanzade (novel), Amo Bek-Nazaryan (as Hamo Bek-Nazaryan)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Hovhannes Abelyan Hovhannes Abelyan ... Barkhudar
Hasmik Agopyan Hasmik Agopyan ... Mariam (as Hasmik)
Olga Maisuryan Olga Maisuryan ... Gyulnaz (as O. Maisuryan)
Hrachia Nersisyan Hrachia Nersisyan ... Rustam
Avet Avetisyan Avet Avetisyan ... Hayrapet
Nina Manucharyan Nina Manucharyan ... Shpanik
Samvel Mkrtchyan Samvel Mkrtchyan ... Seyran
M. Shahubatyan-Tatieva M. Shahubatyan-Tatieva ... Susan
Hambartsum Khachanyan Hambartsum Khachanyan ... Badal
L. Aleksanyan L. Aleksanyan ... Susambar
G. Melikyan G. Melikyan ... Sanam
Amasi Martirosyan Amasi Martirosyan ... Smbat
M. Garagash M. Garagash ... Storekeeper
Husik Muradyan Husik Muradyan ... Child dancer
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Young lovers Seyran and Susan meet a tragic fate because of patriarchal prejudices of their parents. Although arranged for marriage in early childhood, and despite youngsters' love, Barkhudar marries his daughter Susan to another man, as a matter of honour. Written by Artak A.

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Genres:

Drama

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Country:

Soviet Union

Release Date:

1925 (Armenia) See more »

Also Known As:

L'honneur See more »

Filming Locations:

Yerevan, Armenia See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Armenkino,Sakhkinmretsvi See more »
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Runtime:

| (restored)

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The first full-length Armenian feature ever produced. See more »

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A glimpse of a strange world
10 December 2005 | by koltanSee all my reviews

I won't say this is a good film. By international standards of 1926 it is clumsy, the camera is very static, the acting is quite wooden and the timing is not very effective. But nevertheless this film is interesting in what it depicts: The world of Armenia at the beginning of the 20th century. The story seems to be melodramatic: After an earthquake two surviving families promise to marry their children when they are old enough. Instead of what you might expect these two are very much in love, so much that they meet secretly although custom forbids any meeting before the marriage. The father of the girl is enraged and fears for his "honor", so he marries the girl to a rich merchant instead of her true love. The rejected lover becomes quite mad and hints to the merchant that he has already slept with his wife. Now the "honor" of the merchant is at stake... Despite the melodramatic plot outline this is told rather matter-of-factly, interspersed with a lot of scenes of everyday life (baking bread, using leeches for medical purposes etc.). So even if it is very difficult to relate emotionally to these strange people and their weird customs you get a glimpse into a world that is quite remote from ours.


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