Ararat (2002) DVD9
"Ararat" is complex, multi-layered and deeply ambitious, the only movie from Western culture to confront the 1915 Turkish massacre of the Christian Armenian residents of Anatolia, a part of Turkey. To this day, the Turkish government stoutly denies that any such event too place, though survivors, including American missionary Clarence Ussher, told of their experiences. Over a million people were killed, in combat, in brutal executions, and on a forced march through what is now Syria.

"Ararat" explicitly views the past from the perspective of the present, using the device of a film-within-a-film. Director (Charles Aznavour) and screenwriter (Eric Bogosian), both from Armenian descent, are shooting a historical drama in present-day Toronto, based on an American eye-witness account of the siege of Van.

DVD9 | PAL 16:9 | 01:50:23 | 6.61 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English
Subtitles: English, Greek, Italiano, Espanol, Portugues
Genre: Drama, War

Director: Atom Egoyan
Cast: Charles Aznavour, Brent Carver, Eric Bogosian, Christopher Plummer, Simon Abkarian, Arsinee Khanjian
Country: Canada, France

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