A social satire with all the color and song of India from the director of the Camera d’Or-winning Throne of Death. The traditional ruling Lord grants democracy to a rural province. As a token of good will, the Lord gives royal dog Apu to his former obedient servant.
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Maybe the editing could be tighter, but it's really hard not to like this. What seems like a wonderfully simple set-up, the burden of a caring for a dog given as a gift, goes in a direction that touches on politics and class division. This is a great idea that is solidly executed.
I like any film that devotes time to observing lines on the faces of men and women. Light jokes aside, wonderfully observant beauty. Calm on the surface even though there are tensions brimming just underneath.