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Live from Dhaka

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Live from Dhaka

Directed by Abdullah Mohammad Saad

  • Bangladesh 2017; 91 min
  • Original version: Bengali
  • Genre: Drama

  • From the director of I SEE WAVES presented at Asian Project Market


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'.




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