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The Stranger The Stranger

Adapted from one of his own stories, Satyajit Ray’s The Stranger is a refined philosophical comedy; gentle in its satire of middle-class family mores and elegiac for the traditions of hospitality it weakly upholds. The film, produced by French admirers Gerard Depardieu and Daniel Toscan du Plantier, proved to Ray’s last, a fitting capstone to a landmark career. Adapted from one of his own stories, Satyajit Ray’s The Stranger is a refined philosophical comedy; gentle in its satire of middle-class family mores and elegiac for the traditions of hospitality it weakly upholds. The film, produced by French admirers Gerard Depardieu and Daniel Toscan du Plantier, proved to Ray’s last, a fitting capstone to a landmark career.
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A letter to Anila (Mamata Shankar) announcing the return of her long lost uncle leaves her curious even as it provokes deep suspicion from her husband Sudhin (Deepankar De). On his arrival, Manmohan (Utpal Dutt) proves to be highly charming, going to considerable lengths to ingratiate himself with the couple and their young son. However neither husband nor wife are truly convinced, less out of suspicion and more because Manmohan’s larger-than-life nature leaves him out of place in their mundane life. Ananthropologist affected with “wanderlust”, Manmohan’s experience of different cultures leaves him a stranger in his homeland and an outsider amongst his remaining family. A letter to Anila (Mamata Shankar) announcing the return of her long lost uncle leaves her curious even as it provokes deep suspicion from her husband Sudhin (Deepankar De). On his arrival, Manmohan (Utpal Dutt) proves to be highly charming, going to considerable lengths to ingratiate himself with the couple and their young son. However neither husband nor wife are truly convinced, less out of suspicion and more because Manmohan’s larger-than-life nature leaves him out of place in their mundane life. Ananthropologist affected with “wanderlust”, Manmohan’s experience of different cultures leaves him a stranger in his homeland and an outsider amongst his remaining family.

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SKU 0711969113792
Catalogue Number MRBDVD021
Year 1991
Director Satyajit Ray
Publisher(s) Mr Bongo
Format DVD
Aspect ratio 1.33 : 1
Subtitles English
Language(s) Bengali
Running time 95 mins
DVD region Multi-region
Certificate U

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