Friday, February 06, 2009


Sri Lanka 2008


Seen 5 February 2009

This is a bitter sweet film on the urban poor, the marginalized and the victims of the on going war in Sri Lanka. A motley bunch caught in the never ending struggle to make a better life of themselves, with ambitions to get abroad in the hopes of making a change.

A flyer on a handball tournament in Germany started the ball rolling for a fantastical plan to go there as the national handball team.

Despite the odds against them, the men managed to get to Germany but of course their ultimate aim is to make their departure the starting point for their freedom from poverty and hardship back home. This would not be served on silver platter, but more struggles ensue.

Definitely an eye opener, sad but upbeat.

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