The Black Hen

The Black Hen
  • 2015
  • Nepal, France, Germany, Switzerland
  • 1h 30min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Min Bahadur Bham
  • Cast: Khadka Raj Nepali, Sukra Raj Rokaya
  • Language: Nepali
  • UK release: 9 December 2016

During a temporary cease fire two friends of different caste and social creed (Nepali and Rokaya) travel together from their village in Northern Nepal to find a hen they raised. The young actors are charming and watchable and although extended dream sequences slow down an already weighty narrative, it's a moving portrait of the ravages of war.

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The Black Hen

5 Dec 20163 stars

Moving Nepalese civil war drama from Min Bahadur Bham

Nepal's official selection for 2017's Best Foreign Language Film Oscar, Min Bahadur Bham's The Black Hen (Kalo Pothi) shows the impact of the country's civil war between left-wing Maoist rebels and the army through the experiences of two young friends.

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