The Terrorist

Directed by Santosh Sivan

Championed by John Malkovich, THE TERRORIST is the directorial début of Indian cinematographer Sivan. This is the story of 19-year-old terrorist Malli (Dharkar) who is pleased to accept a mission as a suicide bomber following the recent death of her lover. Malli’s no stranger to violence. She’s killed before and will do it again in order to achieve her task. But her determination wavers following an unanticipated kink in her plan. Dharkar gives a powerful performance, supported by a mainly non-professional cast. THE TERRORIST is full of stunning images, and was shot in Southern India. ‘One of the most memorable films I’ve seen in years.’ John Malkovich

100 minutes

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India and USA

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