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Mayrig movie poster
Directed by Henri Verneuil
Produced by Tarak Ben Ammar
Mark Lombardo
Written by Henri Verneuil
Starring Richard Berry
Claudia Cardinale
Omar Sharif
Isabelle Sadoyan
Nathalie Roussel
Jacques Villeret
Danièle Lebrun
Zabou Breitman
Sylvie Joly
Jacky Nercessian
Music by Jean-Claude Petit
Cinematography Edmond Richard
Edited by Henri Lanoë
Release date
  • 1991 (1991)
Running time
157 minutes
Country France
Language French

Mayrig (Mother) is a 1991 semi-autobiographical film written and directed by French-Armenian filmmaker Henri Verneuil. The film's principal cast includes Claudia Cardinale and Omar Sharif. It is about the struggles of an Armenian family that emigrates to France from Turkey after the Armenian Genocide of 1915.

Following the film's success, Verneuil edited the movie into a television series. He followed that up with 588 rue paradis, a sequel to the original movie.

The film has a 95% rating at Rotten Tomatoes.[1]

Awards & nominations[edit]

  • Mayrig received a César Award nomination for Jean-Claude Petit's original score.
  • Mayrig also won an Academy Award by the National Academy of Cinema, France, in 1991.


  1. ^ "Mayrig (1991)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 13 December 2013. 

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