Set against the idyllic backdrop of a small village in Goa, this offbeat drama depicts the trials and travails in the life of Anton Gomes, a deeply frustrated beedi-smoking, chess-playing man. A Goan carpenter forced to make coffins for a living, he’s embittered by life and determined to sulk and rant at everyone around, but especially his wife Isabella (Ratna Pathak-Shah), herself nursing a lifelong migraine and forlorn expression, and son Joseph (Anand Tiwari), who the father considers a good-for-nothing, but still wants to protect from his dreadful profession. Cynical and disillusioned Anton exists, until one day death challenges his life.
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This suspense thriller received the award for Best English Film at the 61st National Film Awards for 2013. Read More