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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 Beautifully Haunting Film
23 May 2004 | by (Marin county California USA) – See all my reviews

I don't know why the person from Newcastle UK had a problem in following this wonderful storyline and characters of which there were but a few. Perhaps it was too engaging and not of the Monty Python genre!

I found the film beautifully directed, filmed, and acted. the history of this forsaken country is well known with tribal and governmental conflicts over many centuries. the depiction of the religious conflicts and family matters was masterfully rendered.

the zealotry of the father eventually destroyed everything worthwhile in his life - daughter, son, wife and brother. one could see the demise progress throughout the film. a lesson worth remembering which i believe was the focus and intent of the makers of the film.


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