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Lonbraz Kann (2014)

The close down of an old sugar mill in Mauritius, calls into question the lives of Marco and his friends, a group of former workmates in their mid fifties. In this country where sugar cane ... See full summary »

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David Constantin
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Credited cast:
Raj Bumma Put Raj Bumma Put
David Bhowaneedin David Bhowaneedin
Nalini Aubeeluck Nalini Aubeeluck
Jean-Claude Catheya Jean-Claude Catheya
Jérôme Boulle Jérôme Boulle
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Danny Bhowaneedin Danny Bhowaneedin ... Marco
Bhavesh Dhunnoo Bhavesh Dhunnoo
Bernard Li Kwong Ken Bernard Li Kwong Ken ... Ah Yan
Isnard Marcio Isnard Marcio
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The close down of an old sugar mill in Mauritius, calls into question the lives of Marco and his friends, a group of former workmates in their mid fifties. In this country where sugar cane has always been the nourishing mother earth, the characters find themselves suddenly trapped between inescapable modernity and living conditions they find it all the harder to accept. The last sugar canes are cut down, revealing new ephemeral horizons and the deep ties that unite them all.

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Drama

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Gorgeous!
19 March 2021 | by ayushkgargSee all my reviews

As someone who grew up Hindu in India, I knew noting about Mauritius. Only recently I found out that Mauritius is one of the three Hindu majority countries in the world. The other two being India and Nepal. My desire to learn more about Mauritius led me to this movie and luckily the English version was available on Amazon Prime as "Sugarcane Shadows". I started watching the movie with very little expectation but to my surprise this was a treat. The movie is set in a very small village in Mauritius where sugarcane farmers/workers of Indian and African descent are out of jobs due to the area being taken over by a builder who wants to build a resort. The movie beautifully depicts the emotions of an older Mauritian of Indian descent. His ancestors were brought to the Island to work on the sugarcane fields. The landscape depicted is beautiful. It is a crude reminder of how far removed people are in cities from experiencing real connection with land, real emotions and people. There are moments in the movie that get you excited about the turn of events yet leaves you with you no option but to accept the sequence as it is because there's isn't much going on - yet its so beautiful. This is very different from anything you'll ever watch. I would recommend this 100% for anyone who's looking for a soft, slow, and a serene sneak peak into a unique setting, its people and culture.


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Country:

Mauritius | France

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French | English

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October 2014 (Belgium) See more »

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Sugarcane shadows See more »

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