Ararat (2002)



Critic Consensus: Though Ararat radiates intelligence, its impact is diminished by an overly intricate plot and cerebral style.

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A mother who only wants peace, a young woman who wants nothing but retribution, and a young man whose journey to uncover his roots is jeopardizing his future are estranged members of a contemporary Armenian family who face Turkey's denial of their catastrophic past.
Rating: R (for violence, sexuality/nudity and language)
Genre: Drama
Directed By: Atom Egoyan
Written By: Atom Egoyan
In Theaters: wide
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Charles Aznavour
as Edward Saroyan
Bruce Greenwood
as Martin Harcourt
Simon Abkarian
as Arshile Gorky
as Shushan Gorky
Raoul Bhaneja
as The Photographer
Lousnak Abdalian
as Gorky's Mother
Garen Boyajian
as Young Gorky
Setta Keshishian
as Wailing Mother
Shant Srabian
as Doctor 1
Dawn Roach
as Customs Officer
Gina Wilkinson
as Art Teacher
Arshile Egoyan
as Child At Gallery
Kevork Arslanian
as Armenian Fighter
Vic Keshishian
as Armenian Fighter
Arthur Hagopian
as Armenian Fighter
George Kharlakian
as Armenian Fighter
Shant Kabriellan
as Armenian Fighter
Samir Alnadi
as Turkish Officer
Carlo Essagian
as Turkish Soldier
Rose Sarkisyan
as Translator
Chris Gillett
as Celia's Father
Jean Yoon
as Third Assistent Director
Shahan Bulat-Matossian
as Wounded Teen Patient
Manuel Ishkhanian
as Teen Patient's Brother
Susan Raymond
as German Woman
Lorna Noura Kevorkian
as Armenian Bride
Mandyf Nissani
as Armenian Bride
Manal Elmasri
as Armenian Bride
Roberta Angelica
as Armenian Bride
Andrea Loren
as Armenian Bride
Araxie Keshishian
as Armenian Bride
Linda Gizirian
as Rape Victim
Nicole Anoush Strang
as Girl Under Cart
Erica Ehm
as Journalist
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Full Review… | February 26, 2007
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Full Review… | September 25, 2005
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Full Review… | July 20, 2005
Houston Chronicle
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Full Review… | February 20, 2004
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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Egoyan's movie is too complicated to sustain involvement, and, if you'll excuse a little critical heresy, too intellectually ambitious.

March 14, 2003
Denver Rocky Mountain News
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