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The Clay Bird (2002)
"Matir moina" (original title)

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A family must come to grips with its culture, its faith, and the brutal political changes entering its small-town world.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Nurul Islam Bablu ...
Anu
Russell Farazi ...
Rokon
Jayanto Chattopadhyay ...
Kazi
Rokeya Prachy ...
Ayesha
Soaeb Islam ...
Milon
Lameesa R. Reemjheem ...
Asma
Moin Ahmed ...
Ibrahim
Md. Moslemuddin ...
Headmaster
Abdul Karim ...
Halim Mia
Shah Alam Dewan ...
Boatman
Golam Mahmud ...
Shaheen
Pradip Mittra Mithun ...
Uttam
Auyon Chowdhury ...
3rd Friend
Masud Ali Khan ...
Khan Bahadur
Manjila Begum ...
Female Singer- Night Concert
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A family must come to grips with its culture, its faith, and the brutal political changes entering its small-town world.

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While the film was not nominated for an Oscar, it was Bangladesh's first film ever to be submitted to the Academy Awards for consideration to compete in the Best Foreign Language Film category. See more »

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A great art film.
14 September 2007 | by (Bangladesh) – See all my reviews

I have marked it excellent and it can be defined by only one word 'ART'. It is rare @Bangladesh to produce ART films Caz these are not commercially benefited.Tareque masud And Catherine Masud have proved that From Bangladesh It is make world class film. Matir moina have a nice combination of simple pictures and a frustrating culture of lower middle class. They have a dark world governed by Religious Dogma. And they don't like to break their narrow life. But nature effects on them. And truth rises. And I have seen here The so-called 'Allah' couldn't save that believer's daughter. A girl was dead. But I question To Tareque Masud did he want to show the crippled culture of Islam or just wished to be liberal to religion and project light to a the direction where religions will go parallel.


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