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Romen Avinian in Vodka Lemon

Vodka Lemon

2004 NR

This maudlin, occasionally quirky film depicts life in a bleak Armenian village. Their Soviet provisions long gone, the cast of colorful villagers seek subsistence, meaning and identity. With nothing left to lose, Hamo (Romen Avinian) rides the bus daily to the graveyard to visit his wife. Also on the bus each day is Nina (Lala Sarkissian), who visits her husband's grave. Brought together by grief and uncertainty, the two begin a relationship.