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The Stranger (1991)

Agantuk (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 26 August 1992 (France)
A well-off family is paid an unexpected, and rather unwanted, visit by a man claiming to be the woman's long-lost uncle. The initial suspicion with which they greet the man slowly dissolves... See full summary »

Director:

Satyajit Ray

Writers:

Satyajit Ray (screenplay), Satyajit Ray (story)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Utpal Dutt ... Manomohan Mitra
Dipankar Dey ... Sudhindra Bose
Mamata Shankar ... Anila Bose
Bikram Bhattacharya Bikram Bhattacharya ... Satyaki Bose
Rabi Ghosh ... Ranjan Rakshit
Dhritiman Chatterjee ... Prithwish Sen Gupta (as Dhritiman Chattopadhyay)
Subrata Chatterjee Subrata Chatterjee ... Chhanda Rakshit (as Subrata Chattopadhyay)
Promode Ganguly Promode Ganguly ... Tridib Mukherjee
Ajit Banerjee Ajit Banerjee ... Sital Sarkar (as Ajit Bandyopadhyay)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sourav Banerjee Sourav Banerjee
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Storyline

A well-off family is paid an unexpected, and rather unwanted, visit by a man claiming to be the woman's long-lost uncle. The initial suspicion with which they greet the man slowly dissolves as he regales them with stories of his travels, tales that are at odds with their conventional middle-class perspective on the world. Written by Anonymous

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Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

France | India

Language:

Bengali | English

Release Date:

26 August 1992 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

A látogató See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Trivia

This was Satyajit Ray's final film. He was so ill during the production of it that most of it was directed from an oxygen tent. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Maacher Jhol (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Bajilo Kaharo Bina
Performed by: Sromona Guhathakurta
Lyrics by: Rabindranath Tagore
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A magnificent painting in motion
19 July 2005 | by sushmit_3kSee all my reviews

One of the greatest films I have ever seen, it is directly comparable with his second movie (pather Panchali) as his finest till date. The movie is all about family relationships and the idea of money. He knows how to direct the regular 'life', pitched in reality and his movies give enough reason for us to understand his brilliance. Utpal Duttas performance is mesmerizing and together , with Ray's sublime direction and Utpal's sensitive,sensational acting this movie is a masterpiece for 'teachers' and 'students'. Just Brilliant. Stop watching mindless movies of Spielberg and direct your valuable time towards Ray, Kurosawa, Chang wook park, Truffaut, Eisenstein, Ritwik Ghatak, Pudovkin, Kieslowski, Almadovar, Antonino, Godard, Wong kar Wai, Fellini, Bertolucci, Makmalbaf, Kiarostami, Bergman, Wajda, Jeunet, Szabo etc


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