Don’t tell me the Boy was mad

French title: Une histoire de fou
Genre: Drama
Shooting format: HD
Duration: 134 min
Filming Locations: France, Armenia, Lebanon 
Release Date: 11 November, 2015
Writer: Robert Guédiguian, Gilles Taurand Based on the autobiographical novel La Bomba by José Antonio Gurriarán
Director: Robert Guédiguian
DOP: Pierre Milon
Cast: Simon Abkarian, Ariane Ascaride, Grégoire Leprince-Ringuet, Syrus Shahidi, Razane Jammal, Robinson Stévenin, Siro Fazilian, Amir El Kacem, Rania Mellouli, Hrayr Kalemkerian, Rodney Haddad, Lola Naymark, Serge Avédikian
Language: French, German, Armenian
Production: AGAT Films & Cie
Coproduction: France 3 Cinéma, Alvy Productions
Executive production: Orjouane Productions
With the participation of: Canal+, France Télévisions, Ciné+
In association with: Sofitvciné 2, La Banque Postale Image 7 & 8, Indéfilms 3
With the support of: La Région Ile-de-France, La Région Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur in partnership with the CNC, National Cinema Center of Armenia
International sales: MK2 
Associate Production Company in Armenia: anEva production



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Paris, 1981. Aram, a young man of Armenian origin, blows up the Turkish Ambassador’s car seriously injuring Gilles, who just happens to have been passing by on his bicycle.
Aram flees to Beirut to join the Armenian Liberation Army. His mother, Anouch, visits Gilles in hospital to ask for forgiveness for her son, but Gilles wants to meet his executioner face to face.
With revenge in mind he heads to Marseille to confront Aram’s family and finds himself welcomed into their home for a prolonged stay. In Beirut Aram clashes with his comrades until the day when he decides to meet his victim in order to make him his spokesman…