Live from Dhaka

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    Live from Dhaka

    Directed by

    Bangladesh

    2017

    91 min

    • Bengali

    Drama

    Dhaka is the city that Sazzad came to as a young ambitious man seeking his fortune. But the stock market crashed and he ended up in debt. His disability prevents him from finding other work, while the loan sharks circle him. His relationship with his girlfriend Rehana suffers, and there’s absolutely no talking to his drug-addict brother Michael. Sazzad wants to get away, go abroad. The pressure of the city is like a raw nerve that is – literally – making him ill. LIVE FROM DHAKA is made up of short scenes shot in grainy black-and-white, covering the city in a constant grey shroud. This reinforces an underlying sense of threat and increasing desperation that can turn to rage at any moment. This is the world that leads people to decide to emigrate – the unsalutary push-factor behind those who go in search of 'happiness'.

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cast
    Mostafa Monowar
    Tasnova Tamanna
    Tanvir Ahmed Chowdhury
    Mosharrof Hossen
    Shimul Joy
    Uzzal Afjal
    Rony Shajjad
    Screenplay
    Abdullah Mohammad Saad
    Cinematography
    Tuhin Tamijul
    Editing
    Abdullah Mohammad Saad
    Sales
    STRAY DOGS
    Production
    KHELNA CHOBI
    Abdullah Mohammad Saad

    Abdullah Mohammad Saad

    Bangladesh

    Abdullah Mohammad SAAD (1985, Bangladesh) studied Didactics at the University of Dhaka, before switching to filmmaking. He has produced short films and television commercials with his own production company. Live from Dhaka (2016) is his feature film debut. The film received Silver Screen Awards for Best Director and Best Performance (Mostafa Monwar) at the 27th Singapore International Film Festival.