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The Ruins
(Khandhar)

by Mrinal SEN

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Three friends flee city life to spend a few days in the silence of the ruins of a huge mansion in a feudal estate. In this extraordinary setting live an old woman and her daughter, Jamini, whose fiancé has never returned to honour his promise of marriage. To set the ailing mother’s mind at rest, one of the three friends – a photographer who is the filmmaker’s ambiguous relay – pretends to be this absent fiancé. A legendary couple of cinema, Shabana Azmi and Naseeruddin Shah both head the bill of this film in which the gentleness and brief intelligence of the protagonists are not enough to ease the sadness of a gender status that abandons a woman to her fate. FM

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  • Titre français
    Les Ruines
  • Original title
    Khandhar
  • Titre international
    The Ruins
  • Scénario
    Premendra MITRA, Mrinal SEN
  • Photo
    K. K. MAHAJAN
  • Montage
    Mrinmoy CHAKRABORTY
  • Son
    B. N. TIWARI
  • Musique
    Bhaskar CHANDAVARKAR
  • Interprétation
    Shabana AZMI, Naseeruddin SHAH, Gita SEN
  • Production
    SRI BLC Ltd
  • Ventes internationales
    Contact copie : National Film Development Corporation (NFAI) : nfaifilmlibrary@gmail.com
  • Sous-titrage
    VOSTF

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