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Mother (1991)

Mayrig (original title)
In 1915 a genocide happened in the Ottoman Empire and about 1.5 million Armenians were systematically murdered by the government of the Young Turks. This is a movie about the life of a ... See full summary »

Director:

Henri Verneuil

Writers:

Henri Verneuil (novel), Henri Verneuil (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Claudia Cardinale ... Araxi (Mayrig)
Omar Sharif ... Hagop
Nathalie Roussel Nathalie Roussel ... Gayane
Isabelle Sadoyan Isabelle Sadoyan ... Anna
Jacky Nercessian ... Apkar
Richard Berry ... Araxi (voice only)
Cédric Doucet Cédric Doucet ... Azad age 7
Tom Ponsin Tom Ponsin ... Azad age 12
Stéphane Servais Stéphane Servais ... Azad age 20
Serge Avedikian Serge Avedikian ... Vaksen Papasian
Jean-Pierre Delage Jean-Pierre Delage
Michèle Bardollet Michèle Bardollet ... Madeleine
Christian Barbier Christian Barbier ... Father Pignon
Patrick Timsit Patrick Timsit
Nicolas Silberg Nicolas Silberg ... Lawyer
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In 1915 a genocide happened in the Ottoman Empire and about 1.5 million Armenians were systematically murdered by the government of the Young Turks. This is a movie about the life of a simple Armenian family, who survived. They became refugees in a foreign country among foreign people. Written by Anonymous

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Drama

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

27 November 1991 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Mother See more »

Filming Locations:

Armenia See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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Regard D'Enfant
Composed and Conducted by Jean-Claude Petit
(p) by Une Musique
©by Carthago Films
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A tribute to the Armenian people, but also to all those who had to live their lives in exile
11 January 2002 | by nchapronSee all my reviews

This is a very moving film about the big tragedy of the Armenian people who were slaughtered in millions by the turks in 1915, or rather about the ones who escaped and who after seeing their whole families murdered, had to make a life in a foreign country, while trying to deal with the past, or at least not to let the past destroy them. Superb acting from Claudia Cardinale, Omar Shariff, Isabelle Sadoyan and Nathalie Roussel. It goes in the line with films like "La Gloire de mon pere" and " le chateau de ma mere". Giving a very good description of what was life was in the South of France at the beginning of the centuries, and what were the people expectations (at least, that is how I feel it). If you are expecting violence and gore, that is not what you will get here. Also, let us not forget that the "Armenian Genocide" has never been acknowledged by the Turkish Government, and was only recognised last year by the French one.


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