Director Hamo Beknazaryan

Production year 1927

Length 72min.

Country Armenia


The endof the 19th century. Shah of Persia endows England with the monopoly over the tobacco trade. Russia responds to that by blocking the wheat exports to Persia. Famine comes upon the land, and Khas-Pushs- the poorest peasants and craftsmen- start a rebellion.


Hamo Beknazaryan
Hamo Beknazaryan



Hamo Beknazaryan, Arshaluys Ter-Hovnanyan, Grigori Braginsky

Director of Photography

Nikolay Anoschenko

Production designer

Mikayel Arutchyan, Mikhail Surgunov


Hrachya Nersisyan, M. Dulgaryan, Avet Avetisyan, Tigran Ayvazyan, Hambardzum Khachanyan, Mkrtich Janan, Mkrtich Garagash, Ttigran Shamirkhanyan, Vagharsh Vagharshyan, Amasi Martirosyan

Production company(ies)


Hamo Beknazaryan

Hamo Beknazaryan used to be a professional sportsman. In 1918, he graduated from the Moscow Commercial Institute. Since 1914, Beknazaryan starred in Russian films, he was one of the stars of Russian silent cinema. In 1921, Beknazaryan was the head of the film section of Narkompros of Georgia, later he became a director of Goskinprom of Georgia. Hamo Beknazaryan is the founder of Armenian cinema.


Patricide (At the Pillory, 1923), Lost Treasures (1924), Namus (1925), Natella (1925), Shor and Shorshor (1926), Earthquake in Leninakan (1926), Zare (1926), Evil Spirit (1927), Khaspush (1927), House on the Volcano (1928), Seville (1929), Leather (1930), Cotton (1930), Nairi Country (1930), Igdenbu (1930), A Man with an Order (1932), Pepo (1935), Zangezur (1938), Sabukhi (1941), Daughter (1942), David Bek (1943), Anahit (1947), A Girl from Ararat Valley (1950), The Second Caravan (1950, not accomplished), Soviet Armenia (1950), House-warming (1954), Nasreddin in Khodjent or Charming Prince (1959).

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