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An Enemy of the People


Directed by Satyajit Ray
India, 1989


Adapted from the Henrik Ibsen play of the same name, An Enemy of the People focuses on Dr. Ashoke Gupta, the head of the town hospital. He believes that the holy water in the town temple is contaminated and causing an epidemic.

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An Enemy of the People Directed by Satyajit Ray

Critics reviews

Now significantly restricted in his directorial process, Ray would by necessity approach his next project on logistically modest terms. The resulting film, An Enemy of the People, a 1989 adaptation of a stage play by Henrik Ibsen, is a comparably humble achievement, though this shouldn’t in any way be read as a temperate or timid work. While unassuming, An Enemy of the People is one of Ray’s most impassioned, ideologically acute films.
January 09, 2014
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