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1,874 Ratings

The Stranger


Directed by Satyajit Ray
India, France, 1991


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.

The Stranger Directed by Satyajit Ray

Critics reviews

The Stranger finds Ray creating an entire emotional and philosophical landscape within unassuming, domiciliary walls.
January 09, 2014
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