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Shadow Kill
( Nizhalkkuthu)

by Adoor GOPALAKRISHNAN

The story is set in the pre-independent India of the 40’s. The southern princely State of Travancore had its own professional executioner. Traditionally, he’s the head of a designated family. Settled way out in a border village, he was not to have any direct links with the mainstream society.

In return for the practice of the dreaded profession, he used to enjoy a few privileges : housing, agricultural land, a yearly allowance and special monetary benefits and gifts for each execution. All the same, nothing could compensate the haunting sense of guilt that plagued him.

  • Titre français
    Le Serviteur de Kali
  • Original title
    Nizhalkkuthu
  • Titre international
    Shadow Kill
  • Scénario
    Adoor Gopalakrishnan
  • Photo
    Ravi Varma, Sunny Joseph
  • Montage
    Ajith
  • Son
    Dominique Vieillard, N. Harikumar
  • Musique
    Ilayaraja
  • Interprétation
    Oduvil Unnikrishnan, Sukumari, Reejia, Thara Kalyan, Sunil, Murali, Sivakumar
  • Production
    Darsanan, ArtCam
  • Support de projection
    35 mm
  • Sous-titrage
    VOST électronique

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