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The Stranger

Agantuk

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Directed by Satyajit Ray
India, France, 1991
Drama
      Bengali
      English, French, German, Portuguese, Spanish, Turkish

Synopsis

A well-off family is paid an unexpected visit by a man claiming to be the matriarch’s long-lost uncle. The initial suspicion with which they greet the man slowly dissolves as he regales them with stories of his travels, tales at odds with their conventional middle-class perspective of the world.

Our take

Satyajit Ray’s last film, Agantuk is a philosophical work that ponders about the evolution of civilisation and human nature. Based on his own short story Athiti, this film comments on the state of the world where the value of material wealth far exceeds that of humanity, trust, and love.

Synopsis

A well-off family is paid an unexpected visit by a man claiming to be the matriarch’s long-lost uncle. The initial suspicion with which they greet the man slowly dissolves as he regales them with stories of his travels, tales at odds with their conventional middle-class perspective of the world.

Trailer
The StrangerDirected bySatyajit Ray
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Awards & Festivals

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Venice Film Festival
1991

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