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Machan – film by susiekinston
January 28, 2015, 3:08 pm
Filed under: 2013-14


I met a lady from Sri lanka (who’s family are Dutch origin) who recommended for me to watch this film and I thought Id mention it to you all

Its called “Machan” – directed by  Uberto Pasolini, producer of The Full Monty and the screen writer is an award winning Sri Lankan lady called Ruwanthie De Chickera. It’s in Sinhalese and English with English subtitles.

It won all sorts of prizes and is an interesting take on life in the slums of Colombo and it is also very funny (believe it or not!)

I found this as a summary –

“Stanley is tired of life as a fruit seller in the perpetually unstable Sri Lankan city of Colombo. Faced with a lifetime of drudgery, his frequent get-rich-quick schemes have only succeeded in bringing his family to the verge of bankruptcy. But when by chance, he hears that there will be a handball tournament in Bavaria, Germany, an escape scheme hatches in his mind.

Despite not knowing anything about handball, Stanley coerces his pals into forming the first Sri Lankan National Handball Federation. An official invitation is sought, funding and visas applied for.

But as the fateful date with destiny draws ever closer, it becomes glaringly apparent that none of the would-be migrants has a coherent plan for achieving asylum in Germany…”

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