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OT: Amerikatsi

Michael Goorjian // Armenia, 2022
Fiction Feature // FF2022
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After World War II, Stalin encouraged the Armenian diaspora to return home from the USA – and promptly put the returnees in jail. A subtle political satire about a man for whom a new world is revealed in his cell. As a young boy, Charlie escaped the genocide of the Armenians. Now, after many years in exile he sits in a Soviet prison. Through a hole in the wall he can see into a private house. The Armenian couple who live there become his only connection to the outside world. He shares their private life, eats with them, laughs, cries, dances with them – and discovers the Armenian culture he has never known.


MICHAEL GOORJIAN (*1971, USA) is an American actor, film-maker and writer of Armenian descent. For his supporting role in the US TV film David's Mother (1994) he won an Emmy Award. His directorial debut came in 2004 with Illusion.




Fiction Feature

Armenian, English, Russian




119 min

OV with English subtitles

Michael Goorjian

Michael Goorjian

Michael Goorjian, Hovik Keuchkerian, Nelli Uvarova, Mikhail Trukhin, Narine Gigoryan, Jean-Pierre Nshanian

Patrick Malkassian, Sol Tryon, Arman Nshanian

Ghasem Ebrahimian

Michael Goorjian & Mike Selmon

Andranik Berberian, Miqayel Voskanyan

Nerses Sedrakyan & Avet Tonoyants

Maro Parian

Marina Mesropyan

People of Ar Productions

People of Ar Productions, Michael Goorjian: michaelgoorjian@gmail.com


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