In Theaters September 11th, 2015

A sewerage worker’s dead body is found inside a manhole in Mumbai. An ageing folk singer is tried in court on charges of abetment of suicide. He is accused of performing an inflammatory song which might have incited the worker to commit the act. As the trial unfolds, the personal lives of the lawyers and the judge involved in the case are observed outside the court.


En salle le 11 septembre 2015

Le cadavre de l’employé d’une entreprise d’assainissement est retrouvé dans un souterrain à Mumbai. Un vieux chanteur folk est accusé d’inciter au suicide dans ses chansons, ce qui aurait poussé l’homme à commettre l’acte. Alors que le procès suit son cours, la vie personnelle du juge et des avocats est exposée au grand jour.  

Awards and Festivals 

  • Winner ! Dublin Film Critics Circle Awards 2015 – Best Debut
  • Winner ! Hong Kong Asian Film Festival 2014 – New Talent Award for Chaitanya Tamhane
  • Winner ! National Film Awards, India 2015 – Golden Lotus Award for Best Feature Film
  • Winner ! Singapore International Film Festival 2014 – Silver Screen Award for Best Asian Feature Film
  • Winner ! Venice Film Festival 2014 – Venice Horizons Award for Best Film


Variety Review : «  Extremely rational and extremely humane, the film works so well thanks to an intelligent, superbly understated script »

The Hollywood Reporter Review : « The use of sign language, deafness and silence itself adds several heady new ingredients to the base material, alchemically creating something rich, strange and very original. »


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