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  • Summary: Set in Glendale, California's Armenian American community, this unique portrait of "outsiders'" struggle to survive in America is a raw and realistic presentation of a grown man caught between his desperate need for an identity versus his sense of debt to those who got him to this country.Set in Glendale, California's Armenian American community, this unique portrait of "outsiders'" struggle to survive in America is a raw and realistic presentation of a grown man caught between his desperate need for an identity versus his sense of debt to those who got him to this country. (After Freedom Film, L.P.) Expand
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  1. 70
    The filmmaker shares with Martin Scorsese an obsession with that classic male triangle of hard man, soft heart and childlike loser, but where so many Scorsese wannabes jettison sociology in favor of mayhem, Babaian burrows into the hearts of these first- and second-generation immigrants.
  2. A deeply personal film that is also a mature, assured work rich in telling details and shot through with humor to offset its serious concerns.
  3. Reviewed by: Todd McCarthy
    60
    Compensating for the technical faults is the writer-director's unmistakable and undiluted need to express the issues he feels are at the heart of his community.
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  1. AntoinetteA.T.
    Oct 3, 2006
    10
    Its very nice to see fresh, new faces and good actors on the big screen...good job.
  2. sharbelelr.
    Dec 26, 2005
    9
    Good job, bunch of good looking actors. we like to see it on dvd soon .
  3. S.M.
    Dec 29, 2006
    9
    After freedom is a good movie, Joe El Rady as Vic Looks like young Al Pacino in a Mafia film , good job.
  4. GeorgeM.
    Apr 23, 2006
    8
    Excellent movie , bunch of good yong Actors playing an armenian mafia , good job.
  5. MovieMaker
    Nov 30, 2006
    8
    As an independent filmmaker with limited funding I'm AMAZED how these talented individuals could put together a full feature film at As an independent filmmaker with limited funding I'm AMAZED how these talented individuals could put together a full feature film at this scale."WOW". My sources tell me the total cost of this full feature film was around $400k. And it goes completely un-noticed. Nice work Mr. Babaian & Berj D. Bedrosian. Expand

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