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

 -  Drama | History  -  31 July 2007 (India)
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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 ...
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Masud Ali Khan ...
Khan Bahadur
Manjila Begum ...
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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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Rich story, casting and direction.
23 May 2006 | by (Bangladesh) – See all my reviews

"""""0 out of 3 people found the following comment useful:- Too many characters and too little story., 13 October 2003 Author: Meejoir from Newcastle, England

I was very disappointed with The Clay Bird.

I found that the story chopped and changed from one character to another all to frequently, failing to stay long enough on one part of the story for you to really care what was happening.

Yes, some of it was beautifully shot, but I have said this before with other films, is it possible to not to have glorious scenery in a place as geographically beautiful as Bangladesh?

I would rather the story concentrated on 2 or perhaps 3 of the characters, giving a far more detailed account of life in this traumatic part of Bangladesh's history.""""

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To Meejoir from Newcastle, England, Don't think this story from the perspective of your culture. You said"Too many characters and too little story." but it based on a great history of Bangladesh and the different mentality of our people..

This movie is simply rich in its story, casting and direction. TWO THUMBS UP !!!


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