France, Belgium, Armenia, 2017, 92’

Regia / Direction: Lévon Minasian Sceneggiatura / Screenplay: Lévon Minasian, Stéphanie Kalfon Produttore / Producer: Robert Guédiguian, Hrach Keshishyan, Marc Bordure, Nathalie Geoffroy, Pascaline Geoffroy, Cédric Bonin, Philippe Logie, Patrick Quinet, Stephane Quinet, Ani Vorskanyan Interpreti / Cast: Samvel Tadevosian, Maria Akhmetzyanova, Arman Navasardyan, Rudolf Ghevondyan, Vrezj Hakobyan, Aram Karakhanyan, Manuk Hakhverdyan, Mkrtich Arzumanyan Fotografia / Cinematography: Mko Malkhasyan Musica / Music: Tigran Hamasyan, Michel Petrossian Scenografia / Set Designer: Armen Ghazaryan Montaggio / Editor: Nicolas Desmaison Produzione / Producer Company: Agat Films, & Cie, HK Productions, Artémis Productions, Seppia Productions, Orange Studio Distribuzione / Distributor: Orange Studio Contatti / Contacts:,


Premi / Awards: Golden FIFOG - Grand Prix, Festival Internazionale del film orientale di Ginevra,  Golden Ibis – Audience Award,  Festival di Musica e Musica del Film di La Baule, Audience Award, Festival Cin’Edison (Lorgues)

Alik, 25, has been raised by his grandfather, conductor of a renowned classical orchestra in post-Soviet Armenia where cultural institutions are failing and oligarchs allied with the maphia hold power. Alik, a clarinettist, is the virtuoso in this orchestra whose existence is seriously threatened when its key sponsor is murdered.

One night, Alik comes into possession of a hired killer’s mysterious telephone, which is used only to commission hits.

Manipulated by a crook’s daughter with whom he falls hopelessly in love and wishing to save the orchestra at all costs, Alik decides to take on the identity of the killer known as “The Virtuoso” and attempt to carry out his contracts.

But Alik is a virtuoso musician, not a killer...

Lévon Minasian, originally from Armenia, Lévon Minasian, nourished by such Soviet lmmakers as Paradjanov, Pelechian, German, Mikhalkov or Tarkovski, wanted to make movies from a very early age. In turn an actor in Armenia, a screenwriter in France and a director in Russia, his determination has never faltered. Beyond the languages and cultures that meet within him, he is driven by a passion for images and beautiful stories.


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