Distant Thunder 1973

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Distant Thunder ★★★½ Ashani Sanket 1973

A bitter, unrelenting portrait of a small Bengali neighborhood as the severe famines of 1942, brought about by the “distant thunder” of WWII, take their toll. A mature achievement from Ray; in Bengali with English subtitles. 92m/C VHS . IN Soumitra Chatterjee, Sandhya Roy, Babita, Gobinda Chakravarty, Romesh Mukerji; D: Satyajit Ray; W: Satyajit Ray; C: Soumendu Roy; M: Satyajit Ray. Berlin Intl. Film Fest. '73: Golden Berlin Bear.