1971-1980ArmeniaComedyHenrik MalyanRomance

Henrik Malyan – Ktor me yerkinq AKA A Piece of Sky AKA A Slap in the Face (1980)

A Piece of Sky is a 1980 Soviet comedy film directed by Henrik Malyan, based on Vahan Totovents’s story “Light Blue Flowers”. It is a societal critique told through the love story between Torik, a shy outcast janitor, and Anjel, a prostitute.

Orphaned young Torik is adopted by his aunt, Turnanta, and uncle, Grigor-agha. His uncle tries to interest in his profession, making saddles for donkeys, but the boy dreams only of freedom from Armenia’s repressive society of the 1930s. The boy takes over the business upon his uncle’s death. As he grows up, his aunt tries to find him a wife. However, due to his job and status, no woman in the village wants to marry him.

A trio of prostitutes arrive in town, as men begin pacing haughtily outside the brothel door, sneaking in while no one is looking. Torik enters, where he meets a beautiful prostitute named Anjel. He falls in love with her, and declares to his aunt that he wants this prostitute as his wife. The young man is forced to stand up against town bigotry and insist on his own way of life, as he is willing to do anything to forge his own happiness. Together, these two marginalised characters are redeemed and brought back into society through traditional rites.

1.25GB | 1h 27m | 720×572 | mkv



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