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953 Ratings

Our Daily Bread

Uski Roti

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Directed by Mani Kaul
India, 1970
Drama
      Hindi
      English, Czech, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Turkish

Synopsis

A woman walks for miles every day to get bread for her truck driver husband, and waits for him to drive past the village. While he spends time with his friends and his mistress, she is concerned about their dying relationship. One day she needs to help her sister, and is late for her husband.

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Minimal action, unique frames, and unusual editing make Mani Kaul’s debut feature Our Daily Bread a path-breaking work of Indian New Wave cinema. The film takes a radical departure from narrative cinema and uses a languid pace instead of dialogue to present the overburdened existence of women.

Synopsis

A woman walks for miles every day to get bread for her truck driver husband, and waits for him to drive past the village. While he spends time with his friends and his mistress, she is concerned about their dying relationship. One day she needs to help her sister, and is late for her husband.

Trailer
Our Daily BreadDirected byMani Kaul
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Awards & Festivals

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International Film Festival Rotterdam
1982

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