Agantuk (The Stranger)
Agantuk (The Stranger) (2003)

Satyajit Ray's final film is a deceptively simple modern fable about a mysterious and world-weary old man (Utpal Dutt), who comes to stay with a middle-class Calcutta family, claiming to be the wife's long-lost uncle, Manmohan… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: January 1, 2003
DVD Release Date: February 15, 2010
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Vincent Canby
New York Times

A small, gentle, exquisitely realized comedy about, among other things, family loyalties and trust in a world in which traditions have been devalued.

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Christopher Long
Movie Metropolis

Perhaps Ray's most memorable character since Apu.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

The work can be taken strictly as a charming drama or as something much deeper -- and that's perhaps the key to any great work.

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Leah Garchik
San Francisco Chronicle

A fitting ending to Ray's 30-film career.

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Jay Antani
Cinema Writer

a beautiful valediction by a great filmmaker anticipating his own departure, whose message is as profound as any in a majestic career

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

This film is filled with the director's deep feelings about the observations he has made during his lifetime regarding the affects of civilization...

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Hal Hinson
Washington Post

It shows all the virtues of a master artist in full maturity.

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TV Guide

This 1991 film -- Ray's last -- is far from his best, but its delicate, loosely structured domestic satire rewards viewer patience.

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