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.
Armenian, English, Russian
OV with English subtitles
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