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What’s All the Noise of the River About?

1958, Hayfilm Studio, 101 min. (2793 m), b/w
First teatrical screening: 05.10.1959.
Scr. M.Ovchinnikov, Dir. G.Melik-Avagyan, Dir. of Phot. Zh.Vardanyan, Art Dir. R.P.Babayan, Compos. A.Ayvazyan, Sound N.Jalalyan, Asst.Dir. Ye.Tzaturyan, Cam. P.Galstyan, Cost.Des. A.Sargsyan, Visual Effects G.Arakelyan, Make-up Kh.Zahalyan, Edit. G.Meliksetyan, text of the songs by V.(Yu.)Balasan, Scr.Edit. L.Nersisyan, Prod.Manag. R.Saroyan.
Cast: Ghambaryan – H.Nersisyan, Burnazyan – A.Avetisyan, Manukyan – F.Dovlatyan, Seda – L.Hovhannisyan, Samokhin – N.Kazakov, Suren – L.Tukhikyan, Paytzar – V.Mirijanyan, Ashkhen – A.Arazyan, Darbinyan – D.Malyan, Sokolov – L.Lobov, Bigildeev – S.Jurabaev, Andreev – O.Gerasimov, foreign frontier comissar – A.Kurbanov, Firuza – A.Adalyan, old man – A.Nersisyan, irrigator – L.Chembarsky.

The film focuses on the life of a frontier village and the lot of one of the villagers – Artashes Ghambaryan, who turns up abroad after being released from captivity and who dreams of returning to his homeland.