THE SECOND JOURNEY

By Levon MINASIAN

CINEFACTO - as PROD

Drama - Development 2006


    • Year of production
    • 2006
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • FRANCE, GERMANY, ARMENIA
    • Languages
    • FRENCH
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 90 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Levon MINASIAN
    • Writer(s)
    • Levon MINASIAN, Eric DE ROQUEFEUILLE
    • Producer(s)
    • Michel LORO, Fabrice GUEZ, Gorune APRIKIAN
    • Partners & financing
    • Eleonore, a French-born Armenian who returned to Armenia 40 years ago, dies, leaving three generations of men: her 70-year-old husband Hovanes, her 40-year-old son Grigor, and Little Hovanes, her 15-year-old grandson.
      Among the personal effects of his wife, a faithful and exemplary spouse, Hovanes is amazed to discover a package of love letters written in French, addressed to a man in Paris but never sent. Hovanes, a convinced communist, having already lived through the collapse of his ideals after the spectacular fall of Communism, must face another painful disappointment: family happiness, in which he so believed also proves to be false.
      Grigor, who also discovers these letters, stumbles on a burdensome secret: his mother was pregnant with this man’s child. His father is not Hovanes, but an unknown named Simon Badalian, living somewhere in Paris.
      Hovanes decides to leave for Paris to meet this Simon, to give him the letters, while secretly hoping that it is all a mistake and that Eleonore never knew this man. As for Grigor, he wants to find his natural father. So they leave for Paris, each of them hiding from the other his true motivation.
      Little Hovanes also has a personal reason to be in Paris.
      A complex game of hide-and-seek thus begins, full of misunderstandings, situations, and unexpected revelations. Each character, through this play of mirrors and pretences, will eventually find what he is seeking.
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