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Don't Tell Me the Boy Was Mad (2015)

Une histoire de fou (original title)
In the 80s, Aram, a young man from Marseille of Armenian origin, blows up the Turkish ambassador's car in Paris. Gilles Tessier, a young cyclist who was passing at that moment, is seriously... See full summary »

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Robert Guédiguian
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Simon Abkarian ... Hovannès Alexandrian
Ariane Ascaride ... Anouch Alexandrian
Grégoire Leprince-Ringuet ... Gilles Teissier
Syrus Shahidi ... Aram Alexandrian
Razane Jammal ... Anahit
Robinson Stévenin Robinson Stévenin ... Soghomon Tehlirian
Serge Avedikian Serge Avedikian ... Armenak
Hrayr Kalemkerian Hrayr Kalemkerian ... Haig
Siro Fazlian Siro Fazlian ... Arsinée Sarkissian, la mère d'Anouch
Amir El Kacem Amir El Kacem ... Vahé
Rodney El Haddad Rodney El Haddad ... Vrej (as Rodney Haddad)
Lola Naymark ... Valérie
Jürgen Zwingel Jürgen Zwingel ... Le président du tribunal
Jürgen Genuit ... Docteur Lepsius (as Jurgen Genuit)
Wolfgang Pissors ... Avocat Werthauer
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In the 80s, Aram, a young man from Marseille of Armenian origin, blows up the Turkish ambassador's car in Paris. Gilles Tessier, a young cyclist who was passing at that moment, is seriously injured. Aram, on the run, joins the Armenian Liberation Army in Beirut, the hotbed of international revolution in those years. Gilles is trying to understand when Anouch, Aram's mother, arrives in his hospital room to beg his forgiveness. She admits that her son planted the bomb. Aram clashes with his comrades in Beirut and decides to meet his victim to make him his spokesman.

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an old-new story
4 May 2017 | by KirpianuscusSee all my reviews

one of films about the Armenian genocide. as root for feelings and for fight and for discover the other as part of yourself. a film about terrorism. at the first sigh. or about a holy legacy. significant in the case of this film is the equilibrium. and the admirable performances - Ariane Ascaride is the best example. because, in inspired manner, it is not a portrait of events. but the image of soul states in different situations. about the noble ideas and ways to impose an ideal. about crime and about family. and about an accident who change everything. one of films for remember. or discover. not only a national tragedy. but the delicate, precise way to present it at the level of personal every day life.


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France

Language:

French | Armenian | German

Release Date:

11 November 2015 (France) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Marseille, France See more »

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EUR6,420,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$346,154
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1.85 : 1
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