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The feature film is based on true events that changed two families forever. The story, both comical, satirical and a tragedy begins in the city of Yerevan, Armenia. Grigor Janoyan, a ... See full summary »


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Credited cast:
Julia Babayan Julia Babayan ... Morg Worker
Julietta Babayan Julietta Babayan ... Morgue worker
Vahagn Galstyan Vahagn Galstyan ... Hambik
Narek Gaplanian Narek Gaplanian ... Hayk (as Narek Ghaplanyan)
Mayranush Grigoryan Mayranush Grigoryan ... Ofelia
Levon Harutyunyan Levon Harutyunyan ... Police Officer
Khoren Levonyan Khoren Levonyan ... Ashot
Armen Margaryan Armen Margaryan ... Saro
Araksia Melikyan Araksia Melikyan ... Hasmik
Araksya Melikyan Araksya Melikyan
Mari Msryan Mari Msryan ... Desdemona
Ani Petrosyan Ani Petrosyan ... Varduhi
Vahagn-Poncho Simonian Vahagn-Poncho Simonian ... Uncle Hamlet
Hrant Tokhatyan ... Grigor
David Tovmasyan David Tovmasyan ... Vcho


The feature film is based on true events that changed two families forever. The story, both comical, satirical and a tragedy begins in the city of Yerevan, Armenia. Grigor Janoyan, a professor of agriculture at the University of Yerevan, dies from a freak accident, almost as strange as the events that soon follow. In accordance with Armenian tradition, the relatives bring the deceased into their home for the "viewing" by his friends and family before the burial. The family, consumed with grief fails to realize that the body on the dining room table is not Grigor. A friend of the family, while paying respects, discovers the mistake. Grigors look-a-like, Ruben Pashayan was the head of Armenia's organized crime families. Trouble is inevitable, but as the story continues, Grigor's son Hayk and his friends begin the quest of finding his father's body. Written by Gor Kirakosian

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Release Date:

15 September 2006 (Armenia) See more »

Also Known As:

Mets patmutyun poker kaghakum See more »

Filming Locations:

Yerevan, Armenia


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$150,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR


Color (HDCAM)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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My first Armenian film, very funny.
23 September 2015 | by Hunky StudSee all my reviews

yea,a great film, and I am the first one who is writing a review.

I got it from a local library. the DVD cover didn't look hot and sexy, but it is a film from Armenia, and it is a comedy. that is quite unique, I am glad that I checked out this DVD. I am rating it a 9, I think that the current rating 6.6 is too low.

I enjoy watching foreign films, because I can see their regular life, their environment, culture, etc. omg, I have never seen any Armenian film before. i don't even know that they make films before this. now i wonder how many countries in this world actually make films for their own people?

I have met Armenian immigrants, they look just like the other white people. the real Armenian people obviously look different than the white people in the USA, the way they dress, the way they act, etc.

this film is very funny. It is about dead people, but it is not a sad or scary film at all. those actors exaggerated their act so you can feel funny, i wonder if they are professional actors or just amateurs.

they fast forward their street scenes, I wish that they could have showed the Armenian city life in regular speed, so foreigners like me can see that city moment that they captured.

this is a well-made comedy. I wonder if someone from Hollywood can make an US version of it in the future.

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