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Title:
The big city
Author:
Bansal, R. D.
Publication Information:
[United States] : Criterion Collection, 2013.
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (135 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 bonus disc.
Summary:
Set in mid-1950s Calcutta and directed by Satyajit Ray, this story follows the personal triumphs and frustrations of Arati, who decides, despite the initial protests of her bank-clerk husband, to take a job to help support their family. With remarkable sensitivity and attention to the details of everyday working-class life, Ray gradually builds a powerful human drama that is at once a hopeful morality tale and a commentary on the identity of the contemporary Indian woman.
General Note:
Title from container.

DVD release of the 1963 motion picture.

Special features: New interview with actor Makhabi Mukherjee ; Satyajit Ray and the modern woman ; The coward (1965), a feature film by Ray ; new English subtitle translation.

Bonus disc contains The coward (Kapurush, 1965), a short feature by Ray that also addresses modern female identity and stars Mukherjee and Soumitra Chatterjee.
Language:
Bengali
Reading Level:
MPAA rating: Not rated.
Geographic Term:
Added Title:
Coward.
ISBN:
9781604657654
UPC:
715515109413
Format :
DVD

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