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Ararat

Author: Robert LantosAtom EgoyanDavid AlpayCharles AznavourEric BogosianAll authors
Publisher: [New York, N.Y.] : Miramax Home Entertainment ; Burbank, Calif. : Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, 2003.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : English : Widescreen format (1.78:1)View all editions and formats
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Edward, a veteran filmmaker of Armenian descent, is in Toronto shooting a film about the Siege of Van, which lead to the genocide of over a million Armenian people at the hands of Turkish troops. Raffi has been sent to Turkey to shoot background footage for the film. Raffi's mother Ani, an author and historian, is also involved in the project as a consultant. As Raffi attempts to re-enter Canada with cans of exposed  Read more...
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Genre/Form: DVD-Video discs
Feature films
Films for the hearing impaired
Drama
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Lantos; Atom Egoyan; David Alpay; Charles Aznavour; Eric Bogosian; Brent Carver; Marie-Josée Croze; Bruce Greenwood; Arsinée Khanjian; Elias Koteas; Christopher Plummer; Paul Sarossy; Susan Shipton; Mychael Danna; Beth Pasternak; Alliance Atlantis (Firm); Serendipity Point Films.; Ego Film Arts (Firm); ARP Sélection (Firm); Miramax Home Entertainment (Firm); Buena Vista Home Entertainment (Firm)
ISBN: 0788846396 9780788846397
OCLC Number: 52220441
Language Note: In English. Closed-captioned.
Notes: Title also appears in Armenian.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2002.
Special features (disc 1): optional audio commentary by Egoyan.
Special features (disc 2, "Beyond 'Ararat'", 74 min.): "Portrait of Arshile" short film, with optional audio commentary (4 min.); historical information; "The making of 'Ararat'" featurette (29 min.); Raffi's video footage (9 min.); theatrical trailer (2 min.); 8 deleted scenes, with optional audio commentary (18 min. total); interviews with Khanjian (2 min.), Egoyan (3 min.), Alpay (1 min.), Greenwood (1 min.), Bogosian (1 min.), Plummer (1 min.), Aznavour (1 min.), Croze (1 min.) & Lantos (1 min.); DVD-ROM features.
"Enhanced for 16:9 televisions"--Container.
Credits: Director of photography, Paul Sarossy ; editor, Susan Shipton ; music, Mychael Danna ; costume designer, Beth Pasternak ; production designer, Phillip Barker.
Cast: David Alpay, Charles Aznavour, Eric Bogosian, Brent Carver, Marie-Josée Croze, Bruce Greenwood, Arsinée Khanjian, Elias Koteas, Christopher Plummer.
Awards: Genie Awards, 2003: Genie - Best Achievement in Costume Design (Beth Pasternak); Best Achievement in Music - Original Score (Mychael Danna); Best Motion Picture (Robert Lantos, Atom Egoyan); Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role (Elias Koteas); Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role (Arsinée Khanjian)
Target Audience: MPAA rating: R; for violence, sexuality/nudity and language.
Description: 2 videodiscs (115 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, region 1; DTS 5.1 surround, Dolby digital 5.1 surround or Dolby digital 2.0 stereo.
Contents: Disc 1. Feature --
disc 2. Bonus material.
Other Titles: Beyond Ararat.
Portrait of Arshile.
Ararat (Motion picture)
Responsibility: Alliance Atlantis and Serendipity Point Films present ; in association with Ego Film Arts and ARP ; produced by Robert Lantos and Atom Egoyan ; written & directed by Atom Egoyan.

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Edward, a veteran filmmaker of Armenian descent, is in Toronto shooting a film about the Siege of Van, which lead to the genocide of over a million Armenian people at the hands of Turkish troops. Raffi has been sent to Turkey to shoot background footage for the film. Raffi's mother Ani, an author and historian, is also involved in the project as a consultant. As Raffi attempts to re-enter Canada with cans of exposed film, he's detained by David, a suspicious customs official who has his own tenuous link to the film.

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