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Sunrise over Lake Van (2011)

The main character is an 80-year-old Garabed, whose mother miraculously survived the 1915 Armenian Genocide. He tries to preserve the memory of the lost Motherland in his Americanized ... See full summary »

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Aren Vatyan (screenplay), Armen Vatyan (screenplay)
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Cast overview:
Jean-Pierre Nshanian Jean-Pierre Nshanian ... Dikran (as Jean Pierre Nshanyan)
Aren Vatyan Aren Vatyan ... Gevorg
Arevik Martirosyan
Gunisigi Zan Gunisigi Zan ... Elise
Karen Dzhangiryan Karen Dzhangiryan ... Garabed
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The main character is an 80-year-old Garabed, whose mother miraculously survived the 1915 Armenian Genocide. He tries to preserve the memory of the lost Motherland in his Americanized offspring. That's how he can save the family from mutual alienation and rift. Garabed himself believes it is his duty to publicly burn the Turkish flag in front of the Turkish Embassy every year on April 24. This is the only form of protest accessible to him. Such stunts irritate Garabed's son Dikran, who has to pay fines for his father, and bring up total disagreement with his 17-year-old grandson, who is even in love with his female classmate of Turkish origin studying in the USA. Garabed's stubborn and uncompromising character is costly for his family. Written by Anonymous

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13 July 2011 (Armenia) See more »

Also Known As:

Рассвет над озером Ван See more »

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disappointment
27 July 2013 | by andrnickSee all my reviews

The film is quite boring and indeed silly. I do appreciate the attempt to revive the Armenian genocide question, but I believe it should be done in a more descent way.

What I disliked in this movie:

The poor play of the actors (except maybe the main character); sporadic sorrowful scenes not well suited to the story line; bringing up sexual themes every now and then; idiotic character of the grandson; soundtrack is not good

I was quite embarrassed to watch the film (could only watch first 15 minutes). Sorry for the bad review, but I think we must be more self-critical. p.s. I'm Armenian.


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