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Distant Thunder

Ashani Sanket

Directed by Satyajit Ray
India, 1973


Satyajit Ray’s drama about the Bengal famine of 1942-1943 stars frequent Ray collaborator Soumitra Chatterjee as Gangacharan, a Brahmin who sets up a school in a remote Bengali village.

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Distant Thunder Directed by Satyajit Ray

Awards & Festivals

Berlin International Film Festival

1973 | 2 wins including: Golden Bear

Chicago International Film Festival

1974 | Winner: Golden Hugo for Best Film

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