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Khaspush (Khas- Push)

1927, Haykino, (based on Raffi’s and V.Papazyan’s stories), 72 min. (1976m), b/w, silent
First teatrical screening: 31.01.1928.
Scr. A.Ter-Hovnanyan, H.Bek-Nazarov, G.Braginsky, Dir. H.Bek-Nazarov, Dir. of Phot. N.Anoschenko, Art Dir. M.Arutchyan, M.Surgunov, First Asst.Dir. M.Garagash, Sec.Asst.Dir. A.Martirosyan, Consultant S.Manukyan.
Cast: Rza – H.Nersisyan, Fatima – M.Dulgaryan, head of the police department – A.Avetisyan, Hasan – T.Ayvazyan, prime minister – H.Khachanyan, Seyid – M.Janan, merchant – M.Garagash, peasant – T.Shamirkhanyan, Shakh – V.Vagharshyan, molla – A.Martirosyan.

At the center of the film is the suppressed revolt of “khaspushes,” peasants and craftsmen in 1891 Persia.