(Satyajit Ray, 1975). Shot during the early days of Indira Gandhis emergency rule in the pressure-cooker atmosphere of Satyajit Rays native Calcutta, The Middleman is the bleakest of Rays filmsa morality tale played out against a tatty backdrop of matter-of-fact chaos. Everything in this tale of an unemployed Brahmins attempt to go into business builds up to the bottom falling out.
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