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INDECISION

India, 1973 (MIFF 1976)

Director: Mani Kaul

Indecision won for its director, Mani Kaul, the Government of India's National Best Director award in 1973. The film dramatises an Indian folk story about a ghost who falls in love with a young bride. When the girl's husband goes off on a long business trip, the ghost assumes human form and impersonates him. The girl is completely convinced by his acting, and she has a child by him. Eventually the real husband returns and is rejected as an imposter. He then attempts to prove his identity to his sceptical wife and the townspeople.

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