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Asoka Handagama

This Is My Moon (Me mage sandai)

104' - 2000 - War, Drama, Romance
Director: Asoka Handagama Composer: Rohana Weerasinghe With: Saumya Liyanage, Dilhani Ekanayake, W. Jayasiri, Linton Semage, Anoma Janadari, Hemasiri Liyanage
A trapped and frightened young Tamil woman falls into a bunker in which a Singhalese Army soldier cowers alone. The frightened woman life submits to his advances. After two nights alone with the woman the soldier deserts the Army. The deserter walks into this maelstrom of discontent unwillingly trailing another woman and thus upsetting the order of things. Jealousy, betrayals, hatred and lust now stalk the village. The film is completely about war, but it is something more than a mere war between two parties. It is a war in everyone's mind living in a village stricken with despair. Their only hope is that their sons, brothers and husbands will join the army. Then, they can live off the soldiers' wages, or reap the windfall of the compensation payment if their men are killed in action. The director depicts the how the individual mind works in war-torn society, how human relationships, religious beliefs, social customs, youthfulness and passion change dramatically in such a society.

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Credits

Director

Asoka Handagama

Composer

Rohana Weerasinghe

With

Saumya Liyanage, Dilhani Ekanayake, W. Jayasiri, Linton Semage, Anoma Janadari, Hemasiri Liyanage

Scenario

Asoka Handagama

Director of Photography

Channa Deshapriya

Editor

Ravindra Guruge

Producer

Iranthi Abeyasinghe

More information

Countries of production

Sri Lanka

Year

2000

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