The Thorn
The Thorn

The Thorn

Director Suren Babayan

Production year 2013

Length 69min.

Country Armenia


A bullet shot from enemy positions deathly wounds the soldiers who used to be a writer in peaceful times.  Only 15 minutes are left for his earthly life to change into a heavenly. In these 15 minutes angel-aliens come for him, give advises and try to help. In his fading conscience strange images from past, presence and future follow each other. After 15 minutes The Thorn (nickname of the protagonist) dies from a bullet.



Suren Babayan
Suren Babayan



Suren Babayan, Vardan Abovyan


Suren Babayan (basen on Levon Khechoyan’s story Saturday, Sunday)

Director of Photography

Tammam Hamza

Production designer

Vardan Sedrakyan

Music by

Manuk Haykazyan


Levon Navasardyan, Harutyun Mangasaryan


Jean-Pierre Nshanyan, Lusine Harutyunyan, Hrayr Sargsyan, Tamara Zhamharyan, Arman Nshanyan

Production company(ies)

National Cinema Center of Armenia

Suren Babayan

Բorn 1950, Yerevan, Armenia․ Director, scriptwriter, actor. Graduated from the Directing Department of Yerevan Institute of Art and Theatre, in 1973. Training at Tartu Vaynemuyne Theatre (Estonia). In 1974 and 1975, Suren Babayan worked as an actor and director of TV theatre. In 1979, he graduated from the Moscow High Courses in Directing as a feature film director (Nikita Mikhalkov’s studio). From 1980, Suren Babayan has worked for 'Hayfilm Studio as a director.


Neutral Situation (1978, short), The Eighth Day of Creation (1980, short), The Cry of a Peacock (1983), Frunze Dovlatyan (1986, doc.), The Thirteenth Apostle (1987), Facing the Wall (1989), Boomerang, Release # 12 (segnent Bread and Sausage), Blood (1991), P. S. (1993, short), Gyumri-Review (1993, short), The Bride from Jermouk (1997), Crazy Angel (2001), Zhano (2004), Don't Look in the Mirror (2009), The Thorn (2013).

FILMS 2014