The Lark Farm (2007)

Lark Farm
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime N/A
Genres Drama, Adaptation, Foreign, Period
Keywords 1900s, novel, political
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Paolo Taviani Screenplay (adaptation) 120778 4000002
Antonia Arslan Source Material (from novel: "Skylark Farm") 120786 4000003
Vittorio Taviani Screenplay (adaptation) 120778 4000001
Ciro D'Ammico Associate Producer n/a 171 3000003
Stefano D'Ammico Assistant Producer n/a 403 3000002
Giuseppe Lanci Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Roberto Perpignani Editor n/a 172 7000001
Daniel Fontrodona Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Lina Nerli Taviani Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Andrea Crisanti Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Giuliano Taviani Original Music n/a 120838 8000001
Grazia Volpi Producer n/a 3 3000001
Vittorio Taviani Director n/a 2 2000002
Mohammad Bakri Actor Beggar 1 1000005
Angela Molina Actor Ismene 1 1000006
Moritz Bleibtreu Actor Young Officer 1 1000004
Tchéky Karyo Actor Aram Avakian 1 1000003
Arsinee Khanjian Actor Armineh Avakian 1 1000002
André Dussollier Actor Colonel Arkan 1 1000007
Alessandro Preziosi Actor n/a 1 1000008
Paolo Taviani Director n/a 2 2000001
Christo Jivkov Actor n/a 1 1000011
Hristo Shopov Actor n/a 1 1000010
Mariano Rigillo Actor n/a 1 1000009
Paz Vega Actor Nunik 1 1000001
The Avakians are a rich Armenian family. Aram, a land-owner living in a small town in Turkey, and Assadour, a successful doctor from Venice, are brothers who have not seen each other for a long time and decide to meet in Armenia. While Assadour prepares himself for his trip to his native land, the Armenian part of the family starts preparing the old family seat for their visitors from abroad. They get to work painting, joining and repairing, and even construct a tennis court for the Italians. Meanwhile, the political situation has grown more acute. Since coming to power in 1913, the government of Young Turks has made it their goal to create one vast Turkish empire; in 1915, Italy and France enter into an alliance against Turkey and Austria. Assadour is still hoping in vain to be able to travel from Italy to his homeland when all hell breaks loose in Armenia. The Young Turks order the massacre of the Armenian people. Aram and his family are discovered in their hiding place. The men are murdered and the women are forcibly deported. Their march will surely mean their death. However, the Avakian women have a protector--Aram's daughter, Nunik, falls in love with one of the Turkish officers, who sees to it that Nunik and her family are not subjected to any more suffering--but the women are by no means safe.