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The Dhal Burglar (2014)

A young girl gets caught stealing bowls of dhal that she's been feeding to a local elephant.



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Credited cast:
Galappathi Chaminda ... Tuk Tuk Driver
Hewamanage Dayasena ... Security Guard
Ulvishawage Nipuni Pavithra ... Thief
Wickramaarage Prdeepika Sudarsani ... Cook


A young girl gets caught stealing bowls of dhal that she's been feeding to a local elephant.

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1 January 2014 (USA)  »

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Cut to the chase! This warm, nourishing little film will steal your heart in minutes for a subject so large as a love that knows no bounds.
6 January 2014 | by See all my reviews

Eran Thomson is a screenwriter, filmmaker, and director who, even on holiday, can put together on an i-phone in a morning's inspirational playfulness what others might take months and fortunes to capture, and possibly never achieve in spontaneity and delight. The Dhal Burglar is a novice thief, driven only by the motives of her heart, and to say more is to spoil the suspense and fun.

Such a film as this renews the sense of play and open-heartedness that we too, as children once possessed, and still might, if we had the active imagination of the child running through our minds and bodies, and the wellsprings of a technology in our agile hands capable of instantly recording what happens when we say: "Let's pretend! Let's tell a story! You be the dhal burglar and I'll be the...."

Come see what happens when mature creativity in a small film is unleashed in a surprisingly big way. And then keep an eye out for what else might be captured by Mr. Thomson on larger cinematic turf, because this was just a taste.

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