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Simon Abkarian

Simon Abkarian

Total Credits at Criticker: 31 (Actor)

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    Sans Répit (2022)
    After going to extremes to cover up an accident, a corrupt cop's life spirals out of control when he starts receiving threats from a mysterious witness.
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    Das Vorspiel (2019)
    We follow a violin teacher at the Conservatoire who encounters a talented young man and goes against the wishes of her colleagues, who do not think him talented enough to admit to the school. She commits all her time and attention to his progress, pushing him to perform exceptionally. However, as a result, she ignores the needs of both her son and husband. The date of an audition nears, but an incident that day forces her to face serious consequences for her behavior. (stockholmfilmfestival.se)
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    Deux moi (2019)
    Rémy and Mélanie are thirty years old and live in the same district in Paris. She multiplies missed appointments on social networks while he struggles to meet. Both victims of this loneliness of the big cities, at the time hyper connected where one thinks however that to meet should be simpler … Two individuals, two courses. Without knowing it, they take two roads that will lead them in the same direction … that of a love story? (letterboxd.com)
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    Les hirondelles de Kaboul (2019)
    Summer 1998, Kabul in ruins is occupied by the Taliban. In love despite the daily violence and misery, Mohsen and Zunaira want to believe in the future. But a senseless act by Mohsen will upset their lives forever. (imdb)
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    The Sonata (2018)
    A young violinist unravels her long lost father's past, triggering dark forces that reach beyond her imagination. (imdb)
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    Djam (2017)
    Djam, a young Greek woman, is sent to Istanbul by her uncle Kakourgos, a former sailor with a passion for Rebetiko, to find a rare part that will repair their boat. In Istanbul, she encounters Avril, a nineteen-year-old French girl, alone and without any money, who came to Turkey as a voluntary worker with refugees. Djam, generous, cheeky, unpredictable, and free-spirited, takes Avril under her wing on the way to Mytilene. A journey filled with encounters, music, sharing, and hope.
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    Overdrive (2017)
    Two car thief brothers, who journey to the south of France for new opportunities, wind up in the cross hairs of the local crime boss.
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    Don
    In the 80s, Aram, a young man from Marseille of Armenian origin, blows up the Turkish ambassador's car in Paris. Gilles Tessier, a young cyclist who was passing at that moment, is seriously injured. Aram, on the run, joins the Armenian Liberation Army in Beirut, the hotbed of international revolution in those years. Gilles is trying to understand when Anouch, Aram's mother, arrives in his hospital room to beg his forgiveness. She admits that her son planted the bomb. (imdb)
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    1915 (2015)
    Exactly 100 years after the Armenian Genocide, a theatre director stages a play to bring the ghosts of the past back to life.
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    The Cut (2014)
    Based on the Armenian Genocide. A young man by the name of Nazareth Manoogian gets deported from his native village of Mardin. After the deportations, Manoogian learns that his daughters may be alive. He travels to various parts of the world in search for them (en.wikipedia.org)
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    Colt 45 (2014)
    Armorer and firearms instructor with the National Police, Vincent Miles is an expert in combat shooting. At only 22, his skills are envied by elites around the world but in most misunderstood by his colleagues, Vincent stubbornly refuses to include a brigade of ground. His fate changes when he meets Milo Cardena, disorder cop who takes him into an uncontrollable spiral of violence.
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    Gett (2014)
    In Israel there is neither civil marriage nor civil divorce. Only rabbis can legitimate a marriage or its dissolution. But this dissolution is only possible with full consent from the husband, who in the end has more power that the judges. Viviane Amsalem has been applying for divorce for three years. But her husband Elisha will not agree. (imdb)
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    Zarafa (2012)
    Under a monkey-bread tree in the heart of Africa children listen to a wise old man who tells them the story of young Maki who runs away from a slave trader and makes friends with a giraffe named Zarafa. Shortly afterwards the giraffe is caught; he is to be given to the French king as a gift. Maki refuses to let this happen. He promises the giraffe's mother that he will bring Zarafa back to her...
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    Tête de turc (2010)
    A 14-year-old boy, an emergency physician, a cop seeking revenge, a mother who fights for her family, and a man devastated by the death of his wife all see their destinies become woven together. As the physician spends several days between life and death, events follow one after the other, and all of them will be carried along by the shock wave.
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    The Army Of Crime (2009)
    The poet Missak Manouchian leads a mixed bag of youngsters and immigrants in a clandestine battle against the Nazi occupation. Twenty-two men and one woman fighting for an ideal and for freedom. News of their daring attacks, including the assassination of an SS general, eventually reaches Berlin. (imdb)
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    The Wedding Song (2009)
    The Nazi occupation of Tunisia strains the bonds of friendship between a Muslim woman and a Sephardic Jewess who are both preparing for their marriages.
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    Secret défense (2008)
    In France, terrorist groups and intelligence agencies battle in a merciless war everyday, in the name of radically opposed ideologies. Yet, terrorist and secret agents lead almost the same lives. Secret Défense tells of their secret war through the destinies of Diane, a student recruited by the French secret service, and Pierre, a troubled young man who thinks terrorism will bring him salvation. (imdb)
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    Shiva (2008)
    When one of the brothers (Ohayn) dies, all the whole family comes for Shiva (Jewish tradition,when the family sits seven days at the home after the death one of their family). A large family with a lot of problems and conflicts between them (imdb)
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    Khamsa (2008)
    It's about a boy, who named 'Khamsa'. He is poor and he hasn't got mother or father. He want to be alive in street and he would stole something.
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    Trivial (2007)
    An inspector who just suffered a family tragedy is looking for a missing older man. Man's family is of no help, or are they hiding something? He is helped by a ghost of an actress who died 30 years ago, or is he slowly going insane? (imdb)
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    Persepolis (2007)
    Poignant coming-of-age story of a precocious and outspoken young Iranian girl that begins during the Islamic Revolution. (imdb)
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    Journey to Armenia (2006)
    After diagnosing her father Barsam with a heart disorder, French cardiologist Anna advises him to have surgical treatment as soon as possible. Father chooses to ignore his daughter's recommendations and flees Marseille, an adopted town where he has spent almost half a century with his family. He sets off for his native Armenia and Anna hasn't a clue where her father might be. She nevertheless departs for Yerevan in an attempt at finding her missing father.
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    Casino Royale (2006)
    In his first mission, James Bond must stop Le Chiffre, a banker to the world's terrorist organizations, from winning a high-stakes poker tournament at Casino Royale in Montenegro.
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    Le serpent (2006)
    Vincent's life is being destroyed. Now he must find out why. (imdb)
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    January 1966. In a Paris apartment, police discovered the corpse of Georges Figon, the man who broke the scandal of the Ben Barka affair & undermined Gaullist power. A year earlier, Figon is looking for a juicy blow. Close to the "middle" since his years in prison, he was given a large mission: to produce a documentary about decolonization, written by Marguerite Duras and directed by Georges Franju, with the help of the famous Moroccan opponent Mehdi Ben Barka, hired as a historical consultant.
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    To Take a Wife (2004)
    The story takes place in Haifa, Israel, in 1979, during three days before the Shabbat. A young woman trying to raise three children, work from home, and observe the strict Moroccan traditions of her family finds herself at constant odds with her husband and her brothers, who want her to stay married and leave behind the notions of being loved and free. (imdb)
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    Yes (2004)
    The story of a passionate love affair between an American woman (Allen) and a Middle-Eastern man (Abkarian) in which they confront some of the greatest conflicts of our generation - religious, political and sexual. (Sony Pictures Classics)
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    Ararat (2002)
    The estranged members of a contemporary Armenian family are faced both with Turkey's denial of their catastrophic past and with their own complicated present. (Miramax)
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    Ni pour, ni contre (bien au contraire) (2002)
    "Ni Pour, Ni Contre" tracks the fall of a young TV camerawoman, Caty (Marie Gillain), after she becomes involved with a group of petty criminals and their enigmatic leader, Jean (Vincent Elbaz). The gang lives hand-to-mouth until the day Jean plans a daring bank robbery. Although other gang members feel out of their league, Jean persuades them to take part and Caty finds herself in a hellish world of betrayal, violence and murder. (imdb)
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    Almost Peaceful (2002)
    Set during the largely unexplored period immediately after WWII, the film follows a group of mostly Jewish Parisians who attempt to restart their lives and rekindle their capacity for happiness in the shadow of unspeakable horrors. (Empire Pictures)
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    When the Cat
    Chloe, a young woman, is going on holidays. She entrusts her beloved cat to Madame Renée's care. But one day Madame Renée (an old lady of the neighborhood) can not find the cat. Chloe starts searching the neighborhood... This is the pretext for the exploration of a quarter of Paris and his inhabitants. (imdb)
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