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Komitas

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Director Dan Askarian draws his inspiration from famed Soviet director [[Performer~P105566~Sergei Paradjanov~sergeiparadjanov]] in this biographical drama. [[Performer~P148521~Samuel Ovasapian~samuelovasapian]] plays the Armenian monk and musician Komitas (1869-1935). A gifted teacher, Komitas was devastated after the tragic massacre that killed 75% of the Armenian population from 1911 until 1915. The event so disturbed Komitas that he spent the last 20 years of his life in mental institutions. As the...more

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