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Khachaturian (2003)

A documentary about the life of Soviet Armenian composer Aram Khachaturyan. Among other events, the film covers Khachaturyan's difficulties working as a creative artist during the Stalin era.

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Peter Rosen
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Eric Bogosian ... Narrator (voice)
Aram Khachaturyan Aram Khachaturyan ... Himself (archive footage)
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A documentary about the life of Soviet Armenian composer Aram Khachaturyan. Among other events, the film covers Khachaturyan's difficulties working as a creative artist during the Stalin era.

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Peter Rosen Productions

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USA

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English

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17 October 2003 (USA) See more »

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Much more than "Sabre Dance"!
7 March 2007 | by kftweedySee all my reviews

Brilliant and insightful, this "documentary of love" tells the life story of the composer from the first person (narration by fellow Armenian Eric Bogasian). Along the way, it exposes the "big lies" of the Soviet experiment and the torment that it put many Soviet artists through. If you're a fan of Aram Khachaturian (even if you've only heard and loved the "Sabre Dance") this is a very illuminating film and well worth your time. If you're completely oblivious of the likes of Khachaturian, Shostakovich and Prokofiev, this is a very worthwhile historical document, laced with terrific archival performances (many which were snuck out of today's Russian Federation). Obviously, for the whole team which put this project together (many Americans with Armenian names in the credits) it was a labor of love and the accuracy which shines through communicates the passion of an artist struggling within a totalitarian regime. Aram Khachaturian the person shines through with a spirit and intensity that is rarely found in typical "bio-pics". Highly recommended.


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