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The Coward

by Satyajit RAY

Le Lâche

When he accepts the invitation of Bimal, a tea planter who offers to lodge him in his bungalow after his car breaks down, Amir unexpectedly finds that his host’s wife is Karuna, a woman he once loved and then abandoned. This trap of coincidence awakens the past and, in the space of twenty-four excruciating hours reminiscent of a relaxing break in the country, it paints the portrait of a cowardly man, a wounded woman and their opposite destinies. Cruel, ironic and dully tragic, The Coward reshapes the actor-duo of Charulata (1964) as if to concentrate in the simplicity of argument and concision the most penetrating and scathing part of this key film in Ray’s cinema. FM

  • Titre français
    Le Lâche
  • Original title
  • Titre international
    The Coward
  • Scénario
    Satyajit RAY, d’après la nouvelle Janaiko Kapuruser Kahini de Premenda MITRA
  • Photo
    Soumendu ROY
  • Montage
    Dulal DUTTA
  • Musique
    Satyajit RAY
  • Interprétation
    Soumitra CHATTERJEE, Madhabi MUKHERJEE, Haradhan BANNERJEE
  • Production
    R.D.B. Productions
  • Distribution
    Les Acacias :
  • Support de projection
  • Sous-titrage

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