A genuine episode from the armed conflict over Nagorno Karabakh, 1994: encompassed by a vast snowscape, a father of four sons is forced to briefly leave his youngest with a wounded Azerbaijani, as the youngster's fears might otherwise endanger the family patrol. Among a hail of missiles the dead body later saves the life of the young Armenian, who resolves to secure him a decent burial from his own people in return. Uniforms are consequently exchanged, so that the dead person will be perceived as a fellow countryman; this however is not the logic of war and in showing a human side the protagonist ultimately becomes a victim himself.
35mm | Farbe / colour
Aleksandr Khachatryan, Khoren Levonyan
ul. Vardanants 18
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Karen Oganesyan - – born 1978 in Armenia. Studied stage direction in Yerevan and Moscow, the latter under the tutorship of Yuri Grymov. Has worked as an editor for the Central Partnership film company (Moscow) since 2003.
YA OSTAYUS (2007)
PYAT NEVEST (2011)