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by Gurvinder Singh


Chauthi Koot evokes the atmosphere of suspicion, fear and paranoia of the Punjab in 1984. It considers two loosely connected incidents: two Hindu friends trying to get to Amritsar and, five months earlier, a farmer who is told he has to kill the family dog. One story flows into the other and back - like a relay race one character passing on the baton to another. What binds the two is the condition of the common man trapped between the excesses of the military on one side and the militant movement for a separate Sikh nation on the other.

international title: The Fourth Direction
original title: Chauthi Koot
country: India, France
sales agent: Elle Driver
year: 2015
genre: fiction
directed by: Gurvinder Singh
film run: 115'
release date: FR 8/06/2016
screenplay: Gurvinder Singh, Waryam Singh Sandhyu, Jasdeep Singh
cast: Suvinder Pal Vicky, Rajbir Kaur, Gurpreet Bhangu
cinematography by: Satya Rai Nagpaul
film editing: Bhupesh Micky Sharma
costumes designer: Navjit Kaur
music: Marc Marder
producer: Olivia Stewart, Kartikeya Narayan Singh
co-producer: Catherine Dussart, Nina Lath Gupta, Sunil Doshi
production: The Film Café
distributor: Epicentre Films


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