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by Ritesh Batra


A mistaken delivery in Mumbai's famously efficient lunchbox delivery system (Mumbai's Dabbawallahs) connects a young housewife to a stranger in the dusk of his life. They build a fantasy world together through notes in the lunchbox. Gradually, this fantasy threatens to overwhelm their reality.

international title: The Lunchbox
original title: The Lunchbox (Dabba)
country: India, France, Germany
sales agent: The Match Factory
year: 2013
genre: fiction
directed by: Ritesh Batra
film run: 104'
release date: DE 21/11/2013, IT 28/11/2013, BE 11/12/2013, FR 11/12/2013, NL 12/12/2013, HU 26/12/2013, I 09/01/2014, PL 14/02/2014, DK 20/03/2014, FI 04/04/2014, UK 11/04/2014, IE 11/04/2014, SE 25/04/2014, ES 30/04/2014
screenplay: Ritesh Batra
cast: Irrfan Khan, Nimrat Kaur, Denzil Smith, Bharati Achrekar
cinematography by: Michael Simmonds
film editing: John F. Lyons
costumes designer: Niharika Khan
music: Max Richter
producer: Guneet Monga, Arun Rangachari, Lydia Dean Pilcher
production: Rohfilm GmbH, ASAP Films, ARTE France Cinéma, Dharma Productions, Sikhya Entertainment, Dar Motion Pictures, NFDC/India
backing: Centre National du Cinéma et de L'image Animée (CNC) , Aide au cinéma indépendant - Canada (ACIC), Ministère des Affaires Étrangères, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg
distributor: Teodora Film, Cinemien, Scanbox Entertainment Denmark
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