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Mother (1991)

Mayrig (original title)
The saga of an Armenian family that immigrated to France after the break-up of the oppressive Ottoman Empire.

Director:

Henri Verneuil

Writers:

Henri Verneuil (novel), Henri Verneuil (screenplay)
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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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Tendresse, Amour, Férocité d'un monde nouveau ... ( Tenderness, Love, Ferocity of a new world ... )

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Drama

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Soundtracks

Mayrig
Duduk Performed by Lévon Minassian
(p) by Une Musique
©by Carthago Films
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Just a Single Word: "MASTERPIECE"!!!
12 December 2001 | by quasitheoneSee all my reviews

A piece of art from the talented director Henry Vernoil.A great distortion of truth.A perfect self-sided view to such an important event.The film totally smells "hate&revenge".The trick that telling the story as the real memories of his own parents is so wise.A "Must See" film for Armenians, but only for Armenians!


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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

27 November 1991 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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