Monsieur Jaques and Others
1964, Hayfilm Studio, satirical cinema-almanac, 95min. (2624m), b/w
First teatrical screening: 11.04.1966.
a. The Cost of Being Polite / Kaghakavarutyan Vnasnere
– (based on H.Paronyan’s story of the same name).
Scr./Dir. H.Ghaplanyan, Dir. of Phot. Zh.Vardanyan, Art Dir. S.Andranikyan, Compos. G.Hakhinyan, Sound K.Kurdiyan, First Asst.Dir. A.Hayrapetyan, Edit. R.Yeranyan, Scr.Edit. A.Araksmanyan, Prod.Manag. G.Karapetyan.
Cast: Papik-agha – G.Musheghyan, Noemi – A.Nshanyan, Mihran-efendi – V.Papazyan, Taguhi – T.Demuryan, Militos-agha – S.Kocharyan, Toros-agha – A.Avetisyan, Hambartsum-agha – P.Santrosyan, Paylak-agha – G.Stamboltsyan, monseniour Bardugh – B.Nersisyan.
This film shows how new fashionable shoes cause untold troubles for the protagonist.
b. A Sham Informer / Keghtz Lrtese
– (based on Ye.Otyan’s story of the same name).
Scr. S.Rizaev, Dir. H.Malyan, Dir. of Phot. S.Israelyan, Art Dir. R.P.Babayan, Compos. E.Baghdasaryan, Sound Z.Muradbekyan, First Asst.Dir. R.Martirosyan, Prod.Manag. K.Hovhannisyan.
Cast: Monseniour Jacques – V.Tatosov, Poghos-efendi – V.Marguni, Zaruhi – V.Varderesyan, Husepik-agha – A.Kotikyan, Markos-efendi – T.Saryan, Sarkis-efendi – M.Gharagyozyan, Torgom-efendi – A.Jraghatspanyan, Karapet-efendi – Kh.Nazaretyan, Shushik – M.Hamamjyan, Saten – M.Asoyan.
Despite the fact that the protagonist of the film is considered to be a spy and the people around him criticize him in his absence, they fawn on him in his presence.
c. The Priest’s Promise / Terterin Ukhte
– (based on L.Bashalyan’s story of the same name).
Scr. L.Gharagyozyan, Dir. H.Margaryan, Dir. of Phot. K.Mesyan, Art Dir. Kh.Yesayan, Compos. G.Armenyan, Sound E.Vanunts, First Asst.Dir. G.Harutyunyan, Scr.Edit. V.Meliksetyan, Prod.Manag. V.Ghochikyan.
Cast: Hakob – G.Manukyan, Shldo – A.Kajvoryan, preast – Sos Sargsyan, bishop – A.Kvantaliani, Solome – V.Mirijanyan, Toros – A.Khostikyan.
A hunter is appointed to be the priest in his own village. He promises not to hunt any more. Eventhough he breaks his promise, he is allowed to stay in the parish.