Kharij (The Case Is Closed)
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Kharij (The Case Is Closed)
In this 1983 Cannes entry, director Mrinal Sen has used a similar setting and theme as in his earlier Ekdin Pratidin. A lower middle-class couple with one child discovers that the house boy they hired from a peasant family left his damp sleeping place under the stairs one night to warm up in the lingering heat of the coal-fired oven in the kitchen and died of carbon monoxide poisoning. The couple panic as the police start investigating the death, for the husband and wife know that the boy was not treated the same as their own child and are frightened lest the police bring charges against them… More