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Posted 01 March 2013 - 10:20 AM

Don't they have any shame? In this day and age of internet, do they think they can get away with this?

18:26 01/03/2013 » Society
Another bletcherous plagiarism: Azerbaijani film ‘‘Khoja’’ copies film ‘‘Brest Fortress’’ shot by Armenian producer

The site Misinformative.info posted results of a joint investigative Azerbaijan journalism website minval.az together with the site musavat.com, which exposed the plagiarism in the film "Khoja" dedicated to Azerbaijan version of Aghdam events in 1992.

The film was positioned as being based on a true story, but as you can clearly see in the video there is a plagiarism from the Russian film "Brest Fortress" the producer of which was Ruben Dishdishyan.

Moreover, the victim of plagiarism became also the soundtrack to the film "Khoja" which is the copy of Boris Grebenshikov’s song "Train in the fire."

Although the Advisor Group of President ANS Mais Mammadov tried to defend himself, saying, that he watched the movie "The Brest Fortress" for several times and didn’t find any similarity, the Azerbaijani social network society launched heated discussions about the bletcherous plagiarism.

Rahman Rafikogly, writer and scriptwriter:

“I think that there is a plagiarism. And not just in the action itself, but in the text specifically. Such things, as a rule, are allowed neither to director nor to screenwriter.”
Samir Kerimoglu, director:

“A professional would not have made such an obvious mistake. But I am inclined to believe that perhaps the director of "Khoja" did not watch the movie "The Brest Fortress", and the plot was suggested to him by someone else.

Elmir Mirzoyev, specialist in cultural studies:

“The Song from "Khoja" is the copy of the hit "Train to the fire" by B. Grebenschekov.

Farid Aliyev, movie actor, opera singer:

“It's not plagiarism, it's clear one-to-one copy.”

Back in November of last year, the world-famous screenwriter Rustam Ibragimbekov speaking of Azerbaijani cinema noted that "one Armenian film by its artistic value exceeds all the movies created by us (the Azerbaijanis - Misinfo) over the past 10 years," and that "such films as “Khoja” cannot be shown outside of Azerbaijan. That is the level of this film, unfortunately.”

"It was a long time ago. Ibragimbekov’s words were successfully ignored, and the pages of local leading editorials poured the reports about the parade procession of the film on planetary festivals. Festival website, however, kept a deathly silence on the unprecedented success of Azerbaijani cinematography. As if they did not notice at all. Maybe they were just jealous? Or maybe they were laughing at the plagiarism and bletcherousness ... " the site writes.
Source: Panorama.am

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