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Directed by Suman Ghosh

India 2012 65 mins. In Bengali

His sense of propriety upset by the “wasteful” expense of electricity, a very particular 80-year-old retiree becomes obsessed with getting the streetlights in his Calcutta neighborhood turned off after sunrise. Based on a real incident, Ghosh’s vérité-style film is alive with the sights, sounds, and personalities of this old neighborhood, revealing a highly original portrait of modern India.

Genres: Drama

Appears in: Global Lens



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