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Ararat (2002)  link to Ararat on IMDb  link to trailer on IMDb

Number: 439

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IMDb Rating:
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6.6/10 (8986 votes)

Country: German, 115 minutes

Spoken Languages: English

Genre(s): Drama, War

Director(s): Laurence Rees

Cast: Simon Abkarian (as Arshile Gorky), Charles Aznavour (as Edward Saroyan), Christopher Plummer (as David), Arsinée Khanjian (as Ani), David Alpay (as Raffi)

Medium: Original DVD,

Subtitles: English

Plot Outline: People tell stories. In Toronto, an art historian lectures on Arshile Gorky (1904?-1948), an Armenian painter who lived through the genocide in Turkey in 1915. A director invites the historian to help him include Gorky's story in a film about the genocide and Turkish assault on the town of Van. The historian's family is under stress: her son is in love with his step-sister, who blames the historian for the death of her father. The daughter wants to revisit her father's death and change that story. An aging customs agent tells his son about his long interview with the historian's son, who has returned from Turkey with canisters of film. Parents and children. All the stories connect.

Loaned: No

Aspect ratio: 1.66:1

Apr 26, 2017