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Dir. Tareque Masud • 2010 • Bangla with English subtitles • Cert 12A – 1h 30m
Winner of a Cannes prize for his triumph The Clay Bird, this is the last offering from Tareque Masud who tragically died in an accident in 2011. Teenage Ruhul lives with his family in a small hut next to the runway of Dhaka international airport. His family struggle to make a living while he spends his days wandering under the shadow of the planes, aimless and frustrated in his futile efforts to find work. One day at a cyber-cafe he meets computer geek Arif (Ahsan) who introduces him to a group of other young men and what seems an inspiring new religious sect, but all is not what it seems and he quickly gets pulled into a world of violent revolutionary politics.