A US Senator's son (Jaime Kennedy) who attempts to forget the break up of his fiancée, is forced to vacation in Turkey by his best friends. A para-sailing trip mishap lands him in a small ...
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Aurora Mardiganian, a young and beautiful Armenian girl, lives with her parents in the Turkish city of Havpoul. Her father, a prosperous merchant, was preparing to send her to the West to ... See full summary »
Anna Q. Nilsson
Internationally known director Carla Garapedian follows the rock band System of a Down as they tour Europe and the US pointing out the horrors of modern genocide that began in Armenia in 1915 up though Darfur today.
The iconic "1915 Armenian Genocide" was originally produced in 1980 (digitally restored and re-released in 2010) is based on the eyewitness accounts of four survivors whose compelling story... See full summary »
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 »
A US Senator's son (Jaime Kennedy) who attempts to forget the break up of his fiancée, is forced to vacation in Turkey by his best friends. A para-sailing trip mishap lands him in a small village in Armenia, where he is accused of being a spy. It is there he meets a young woman (Angela Sarafyan) who helps him to escape from misfortune. Written by
I thought this movie was brilliant: it's hard to lightly/humorously cover culture clash/romance/history/conflict all in one entertaining film, but this one does it. It's light and funny, it cuts through the more 'complicated' scenes that talk about the conflict between Turkey/Azerbaijan and Armenia with truth & humor, and most importantly, it tells a lighthearted, funny story about being (literally) thrown into a foreign culture.
It was entertaining, funny, and beautifully shot. It completely transports the viewer to not only a different country, but also engages the viewer in the protagonist AND the antagonists at the same time. Brilliantly written.
At the end of the day, what more can we ask for from a film?
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