Director Frunze Dovlatyan

Production year 1990

Length 136min.

Country Armenia


A dramatic story of Arakel, a peasant, who dramt of his native home town one sleepless night. The anguish made him cross the border to Turkey. He tragically ends his life in the NKVD (Commissariat of Internal Affairs).


Frunze Dovlatyan
Frunze Dovlatyan



Ruben Hovsepyan, Henrik Malyan, based on the novel of the same title by Hrachya Kochar

Director of Photography

Gagik Avagyan

Production designer

Stepan Andranikyan

Music by

Martin Vardazaryan


Iren Ordukhanyan, Agata Vanunts


Galina Miloserdova


Rafael Atoyan, Galya Novents, Ashot Melikjanyan, H. Kartashyan, Sargis Petrosyan, M. Ghazaryan, Nerses Hovhannisyan,Levon Sharafyan

Production company(ies)

Hayfilm Studio Pushkin Str. 38 0010 Yerevan Armenia

Frunze Dovlatyan

In 1941-52, Frunze Dovlatyan has been an actor in Armenian provincial theatres and G. Sundukyan Drama Theatre of Yerevan. In 1947, he graduated from the Theatrical Studio at the G. Sundukyan Drama Theatre of Yerevan. In 1950, he was awarded Stalin Premium for the role of Hrair in the play These Stars are Ours. In 1959, Frunze Dovlatyan graduated from the Directing Department of VGIK (S. Gerasimov's master class). In 1959-64, he worked at Gorky Film Studio in Moscow. In 1962-64, he was a film director at Mosfilm Studio, 1964-97 - at Haifilm Studio. In 1965, Frunze Dovlatyan shot a film Hello, It's Me, which became a turning point in the history of the Armenian cinema. Since 1943, he has been starring in many films.


Who Is to Blame? (1958, Co-dir. Lev Mirsky), The Morning of Our City (1959, Co-dir. Lev Mirsky), Dima Gorin's Career (1961), Morning Trains (1963, Co-dir. Lev Mirsky), Hello, It’s Me (1965), Chronicle of Yerevan Days (1972), Delivery (1976), Live Long (1979), The Venice International Conference (1982), The Mekhitarists (1982), Bridge of Cultures (1985), A Lonely Walnut Tree (1986), Nostalgia (1990).

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