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The Fourth Direction 

(Chauti koot)

by Gurvinder Singh




Director : Gurvinder Singh

Script : Gurvinder Singh, Waryam Singh Sandhu, Jasdeep Singh

Cinematographer : Satya Rai Nagpaul

Editing : Bhupesh Micky Sharma

Sound : Susmit Bob Nath

Music : Marc Marder

Cast : Survinder Vikky, Rajbir Kaur, Gurpreet Kaur Bhango, Taranjeet Singh, Harleen Kaur

Production : Catherine Dussart
The Film Café Production

Distribution : 
Epicentre Films
55 Rue de la Mare
75 020 Paris
tél : 01 43 49 03 03

Year : 2016

DCP, Coulor, 115 mn, OV. pendjabi FR and EN ST

Official Selection Un Certain Regard Cannes 2015



1984, Punjab, India : at the height of the militant, Sikh separatist movement. Two Hindu friends make a phenomenal effort to get to Amritsar. In desperation, they force their way onto an empty train, heading towards town. On the way, one of them remembers a terrible night: one evening when he lost his way going to his wife’s village, he met a Sikh family who helped him to get back on the right road. The film explores the way social and political upheaval take away the right of the man in the street to live his life in peace, a situation echoed throughout the world.

“It’s obvious that I feel for the individuals who are caught up in this war. No one in my film is completely black or white. But I am critical of the State and its repressive policies. This violence committed by the government is completely unacceptable. The State should show more maturity, with regard to these conflicts and ideological movements.” Gurvinder Singh





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