Baghdasar Divorces His Wife
1976, Hayfilm Studio, musical comedy (based on H.Paronyan’s play “Baghdasar-Aghbar”), 67min. (1854m), color, wide screen, premiere – 16.04.1977.
Scr. A.Ayvazyan, Dir. G.Melik-Avagyan, Dir. of Phot. M.Shahbazyan (co-cam. M.Osepyan), Art Dir. A.Shakaryan (co-Des. E.Kharazyan), Compos. A.Babajanyan, M.Mavisakalyan, Music.Edit. Yu.Harutyunyan, Sound Yu.Sayadyan, First Asst.Dir. R.Nazaryan, Cam. M.Khanamiryan, Cost.Des. G.Nalchajyan, Make-up P.Aschyan, V.Asatryan, Sec.Asst.Dir. Zh.Hovsepyan, R.Khostikyan, Asst.Cam. S.Sargsyan, K.Kyureghyan, Asst.Des. M.Baghdasaryan, M.Maksapetyan, text of the songs by A.Sahakyan, choreography by V.Khanami-ryan, Edit. V.Haykazyan, Scr.Edit. T.Dashtents, Prod.Manag. G.Karapetyan.
Cast: Baghdasar – F.(M.)Mkrtchyan, Anush – L.Vardanyan, Kipar – A.Khachatryan, Oksen – R.Kotanjyan, Salome – A.Topchyan, judges – K.Janibekyan, E.Elbakyan, S.Harutyunyan.
Songs are performed by Z.Tonikyan, E.Makaryan, A.Babajanyan, G.Minasyan, M.Mkrtchyan and Vocal Ensemble of Armenian Chorus Union.
Dancers from the State Armenian Dancing Assemble and the State Opera and Ballet Theatre after Spendiarov perform. Music is performed by the USSR State Cinema Orchestra and the Armenian Radio and TV Orchestra, conductor – M.Mavisakalyan.
The film takes us back to the 19th century in Constantinople. Having learned about his wife’s treachery, Baghdasar decides to divorce her. The hypocritical and mendacious people surrounding him to make him leave his house.