Buddhadeb Dasgupta


Balaram and Nemai are two buoyant men who work in the deepest Bengal as switchman and gatekeeper. Whenever they have a free minute, they train for wrestling matches. The cleric of the hamlet helps the Christians, a community of dwarfs and the native population. Balaram’s marriage to the beautiful Uttara, who he brought back with him one day after visiting his relatives, leads to tensions between the two friends and eventually their former tender wrestling matches on the hills behind the rail tracks turn more and more intense. IN 2000 Regie: Buddhadeb Dasgupta 101 min, Farbe, 35mm, OmdU