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Shadows of Time (2004)
"Schatten der Zeit" (original title)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  12 May 2005 (Germany)
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Ravi has settled in his dreary fate as indented boy-laborer in a textile plant outside Calcutta, making sure he earns and saves more then other boys to buy his release. Yet when young, ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
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Masha
Prashant Narayanan ...
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Deepa
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Yani
Tumpa Das ...
Young Masha / Sati
Sikandar Agarwal ...
Biplab Dasgupta ...
Fabrikmanager
Dibyendu Bardhan ...
Fabrikbesitzer
Gautam Banerjee ...
Vorarbeiter
Kuma Chakraborty ...
Ticketverkäufer
Barun Chakraborty ...
Bordellbesitzer
Pranab Babdi ...
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Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mohammed Mirja Ali ...
Deepas Sohn 2
Panchanan Banerjee ...
Angestellter Teppichladen
Robin Banerjee ...
Oberkellner Club
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Ravi has settled in his dreary fate as indented boy-laborer in a textile plant outside Calcutta, making sure he earns and saves more then other boys to buy his release. Yet when young, naive Masha is sold into service by her debt-crushed father, Ravi falls in love with her and rather the see her sold as private all-purposes servant, spends his savings on her release. They agree to meet in Calcutta's largest Shiva temple once he's free. Being the captive of his own skill, that takes years, while she becomes a brothel's star. Ravi arrives as a man, and unable to find her accepts to become an old carpet trader's brilliant right hand and near-fiancé of his beloved granddaughter Deepa. Fate makes her marry affluent customs official Yani and Ravi re-orphaned Deepa before the true lovers meet again. Written by KGF Vissers

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Tear-jerker, and I don't mean that in a good way
13 June 2009 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

It might draw some tears from some people, but not from me (and there are films that I cry in). It's the kind of tear-jerker that is meant as Oscar-bait.

This is your standard boy meets girl, boy loses girl, boy finds her again. Oh, and of course the boy is good-looking. The girl is beautiful. Because they are moral and hard-working, they do well in life.

Yes, there are poor kids ripped off and abused by unscrupulous adults, but if you didn't already know that, you need to travel more.

I agree with comeau and khajoor; this is "third world pathos".


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