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Before the Dawn

1961, Hayfilm Studio, drama (based on A.Bakunts’ short stories “A Girl Named Khonarh,” “A Letter to the Russian Tsar,” “Orangia,” “White Horse”), 89min. (2462m), b/w
First teatrical screening:15.11.1961.
Scr. S.Harutyunyan, S.Aghababyan, Dir. G.Melik-Avagyan, Dir. of Phot. Zh.Vardanyan, Art Dir. V.Podpomogov, S.Safaryan, Compos. A.Ayvazyan, Sound I.Grigoryan, First Asst.Dir. R.Martirosyan, Cam. P.Galstyan, Make-up P.Aschyan, Visual Effects: Cam. Ye.Setyan, S.Soghomonyan, Des. H.Hovhannisyan; Edit. G.Miloserdova, Prod.Manag. K.Hovhannisyan.
Cast: Grandfather Artin – H.Nersisyan, Arakel-agha – G.Janibekyan, Manas – Khor.Abrahamyan, teacher – A.Jigarkhanyan, Asatur – V.Marguni, Ohan-dai – K.Hakobyan, Mina-bibi – A.Khudanyan, Yegor – Sos Sargsyan, Khonarh – M.Abueva, Osan – T.Hayrapetyan, Ibish – B.Manukyan, Akir – H.Garagash.


The film depicts the fate of a young teacher, Alexander, who went to an Armenian village and supported the Bolsheviks in their struggle with class enemies.