Vodka Lemon
Vodka Lemon (2004)

In a remote, isolated village in post-Soviet Armenia, Hamo, a widower with a pitiful pension and three worthless sons, travels daily to his wife's grave. There he meets the lovely Nina, who is communing with her late husband. The two… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: April 1, 2004
DVD Release Date: December 20, 2005
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Critic Score: 94% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Vodka Lemon is a bleak and darkly funny comedy, just like its town and people.

Ty Burr
Boston Globe

This is frostbitten Fellini -- a film that finds fresh beauty and contentment in the wake of centuries of conquering armies.

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Jonathan Curiel
San Francisco Chronicle

Director Hiner Saleem has created a magical movie that veers, even within scenes, from love story to tragedy to comic relief.

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Kam Williams
Upstage Magazine

Worthwhile for the cinematography alone, which is nothing short of inspired, such as the love scene shot through the pale pattern of a lace curtain, which dissolves almost imperceptibly into the whiteout of a steady blizzard.

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Marta Barber
Miami Herald

Despite some banalities and Romen Avinian's slightly overdone Hamo, Vodka Lemon is a fresh breath of air, warmer than the icy village in which it takes place. You'll leave the theater with a wink and a smile.

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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News

Manages to chill our bones while delighting that part of us that relishes absurdity.

Rex Roberts
Film Journal International

An appealing film, a window onto a part of the world passed over by history.

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

Objectively, it's a sad story of yearning and hardship, but it's structured and performed like a comedy. As life is.

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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post

Saleem nourishes his tale of the widower Hamo and widow Nina with a greening bud of romance. And he has wit and warmth to spare for all the movie's denizens.

Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)

The film ends on a surreal image of such remarkable whimsy and good cheer that it will keep you warm for a while after the credits roll.

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Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]"Vodka Lemon" takes place in Armenia where Hamo(Romen Avinian) is an aging widower who visits his wife's grave everyday,… More