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Encounter

1982, Hayfilm Studio, drama (based on Z.Balayan’s stories, financed by Moscow Central TV), 130min. (3607m), color, premiere – 09.04.1983.
Scr. Z.Balayan, Dir. Yu.Yerznkyan, Dir. of Phot. G.Hay-rapetov, Art Dir. A.Shakaryan, Compos. T.Mansuryan, Sound R.Ghazaryan, First Asst.Dir. R.Yerznkyan, Zh.Hovsepyan, Cam. M.Khanamiryan, S.Tyshkevich, Cost.Des. Sh.Gasparyan, Make-up A.Ayvazyan, Sec.Asst.Dir. A.Galoyan, N.Poghosyan, Asst.Cam. A.Davtyan, Asst.Des. A.Azatyan, Visual Effects: Cam. S.Martirosyan, Des. H.Hovhannisyan; Edit. S.Vatinyan, Scr.Edit. D.Muradyan, Prod.Manag. K.Galoyan.
Cast: A.Jigarkhanyan, M.Munzuk, V.Koreshkov, K.Munzuk, A.Ondar, N.Begalin.

The film takes us to the Far North. A criminal escapes from prison, and on his way through the tundra meets an old native man who is carriying the salaries of reindeer breeders. Their joint struggle for survival results in the spiritual purification of the protagonist.