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aka The Stranger 1991 120’ col Bengali d/s/m Satyajit Ray pc NFDC c Barun Raha lp Dipankar Dey, Mamata Shankar, Bikram Bhattacharya, Utpal Dutt, Dhritiman Chatterjee, Robi Ghosh, Subrata Chatterjee, Promod Ganguly, Ajit Bannerjee

Ray’s last film continues his critique of decaying values in the Bengali middle class (cf. Ganashatru, 1989; Shakha Proshakha, 1990). Into the lives of Sudhindra Bose (De) and his wife Anila (Shankar) arrives Anila’s uncle whom she last met 35 years ago. This stranger, Manomohan Mitra (Dutt), lived abroad and worked with tribal communities in various parts of the world. When Sudhindra’s lawyer, who does not care about tribals, accuses Mitra of coveting Anila’s inheritance, Mitra leaves, having donated his share of the family property to his niece.