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2013 | Anup Singh

Umber Singh is a Sikh who loses everything during the separation of India in 1947 and is forced to leave his homeland. He obsessively wishes for a male heir. When his fourth daughter is born, he decides to wage a fight against destiny…

Drama, 110 Min.
Director: Anup Singh
Writer: Anup Singh
D.o.P.: Sebastian Edschmid
Sound: Simone Galavazi
Art Director: Tim Pannen
Composer: Béatrice Thiriet
Music Director: Manish Tipu

Cast: Irrfan Khan, Tisca Chopra, Tillotama Shome

World Sales: The Match Factory
Distributor: Camino Filmverleih

Produced by Johannes Rexin & Bettina Brokemper and coproduced by NFDC (National Film Development Corporation Ltd., India), Augustus Film (Netherlands) and Ciné Sud Promotion (France). Supported by Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, FFA, MBB, DFFF, Eurimages, NFF Netherland Film Fond, Fonds Sud Cinéma, CNC and in coproduction with ZDF Das Kleine Fernsehspiel, in collaboration with ARTE.

Anup Singh’s graduation film at the Film and TV-Institute of India was awarded the main prize at the Oberhausen Film Festival, his debut THE NAME OF A RIVER received the Aravindan Award. Further to that, Anup is active as advisor for BBC and as a critic and lecturer.

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