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THE LAST THAKUR
UK: Artificial Eye
Cast: Tarik Anam, Tanveer Hasan, Rubel Ahmed, Jayanto Chattopadyahay, Anisur Rahman Milon, Tanju Mihah
Director: Sadik Ahmed
Countries: Bangladesh / UK
Language: Bengali (English subtitles)
UK: 83 mins
UK Certificate: 15 contains strong language and violence
UK Release Date: 26 June 2009 (Limited Release)
The rhythm of the drum beats as dawn rises over the marshland. The celebrations are beginning, it is Independence Day...
A mysterious young man dressed as a private guard and armed with a rifle arrives in the town of Doulathpur. This stranger, Kala, soon finds himself caught up in the midst of a bitter and feuding community.
The Chairman, seductive and ruthless, purports to represent and defend his people, and one man stands in his way - Thakur, the local Hindu landlord, who has been reclaiming all land on which loans are unpaid. Kala and his gun rapidly become a vital asset that each side must have.
Broke and hungry, Kala begins to bargain with them. He'll take their money, but what he wants is information. He has his own mission that brought him here, to find his father, the man who raped his mother, and take revenge...
Writer, director and cinematographer Sadik Ahmed's short film TANJU MIAH wasn screened in the official selection of Toronto and Sundance Film Festivals and brought him to the attention of Artificial Eye. THE LAST THAKUR is the first film to be produced thanks to a collaboration between Artificial Eye and The National Film and Television School, UK.