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The River Named Modhumati
(Nadir nam modhumati)

by Tanvir MOKAMMEL

During the 1971 war between West Pakistan and East Pakistan (which will become Bangladesh), in a remote village by the river Modhumati, Motaleb Mollah, a rich landlord and local leader, cooperates with the marauding Pakistani army. After his elder brother’s death, Motaleb marries his sister-in-law who had a son, Bachchu, from his brother. Amulya Chakrabarty, an idealist Brahmin teacher in the village, has some influence over young Bachchu. The teacher also has a widowed daughter, Shanti. When the war breaks out, Bachchu watches a genocide perpetrated by the Pakistani soldiers. He decides to join the Bengalee guerillas fighting the Pakistani army. The experiences of a bitter war shatter Bachchu’s world of innocence.

  • Titre français
    La Rivière Modhumati
  • Original title
    Nadir nam modhumati
  • Titre international
    The River Named Modhumati
  • Scénario
    Tanvir Mokammel
  • Photo
    Anwar Hossain
  • Montage
    Mahadev Shi
  • Musique
    Syed Sabad Ali
  • Interprétation
    Aly Zaker, Towkir Ahmed, Raisul Islam Asad, Momtazuddin Ahmed, Sara Zaker, Ayesha Akhter, Afsana Mimi, Abul Khair, Aminul Haque Chowdhury, Vaswar Banerjee, Jayanta Chatterjee, K.S. Feroze
  • Production
    Tanvir Mokammel
  • Sous-titrage

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