2004, Short fiction, color, 18min, 35mm

1992, Karabagh. A military convoy, evacuating civilian population under shells, passes through desolate terrain. The combatants spot an old man with a goat, sitting at the roadside next to his wrecked house, and attempt to take him along. The old man will not agree to abandon his house, although in ruins. In breach of military regulation the militia commander, though recognizing imminent perdition, orders his small detachment to take positions around the old man's house.

Festivals: Rotterdam IFF, Yerevan IFF, Odense IFF,  Clermont Ferrand IFF (Market), Kinoshock IFF, Tarragona IFF, Roshd IFF etc.

Cast & Crew

Written and Directed by
Arsen Azatyan, Narine Mkrtchyan
Ruben Gasparyan
Hayk Poghosyan, Mikael Janibekyan, Rafael Jrbashyan, Eduard Soghomonyan, Svetlana Tovmasyan, Mihran Minassian, Lusine Hovakimyan, Souren Yeghiazaryan, Artyom Toumanyan
Edit and Sound Design by
Arsen Azatyan, Narine Mkrtchyan
Sound Design by
Armen Sahakyan
Adaptation of the song
Gourgen Gabrielyan
Produced by
Arsen Azatyan, Narine Mkrtchyan