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Death on a Full Moon Day

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Time Out says

The face of Abeywickrama (playing the blind father) represents the soul of a nation suffering 20 years of civil strife as the state and Tamil fighters continue their war of attrition. His son, a state soldier, returns home in a casket (he's too disfigured to be recognisable), but the father receives a letter and refuses to believe his son is dead, to the annoyance of a local landowner who wants the man's compensation money. It's an observational, impassioned and impartial neo-realist movie, vaguely in the Satyajit Ray mould, which uses a spare, medium shot style and little music outside of natural sound, focusing instead on the excellent performances and the pathos and understanding of Tony Ranasinghe's script.
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Release Details

  • Duration:75 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Prasanna Vithanage
  • Screenwriter:Tony Ranasinghe
  • Cast:
    • Joe Abeywickrama
    • Priyanka Samaraweera
    • Linton Semage
    • Mahendra Perera
    • Nayanna Hettiarachchi
    • Kumara Karunananda
    • KA Milton Perera
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