The Warrior

Dir: Asif Kapadia

UK, France, Germany, India


86 mins


Part of: BAFTA Debuts

Irrfan Khan, Puru Chibber, Aino Annuddin

The accaimed debut of documentary master Asif Kapadia.

Before Senna and the Oscar-winning Amy, there was this sumptuous epic starring Bollywood royalty Irffan Khan (who also starred in The Lunchbox and The Life of Pi). Gripped by a vision, Khan plays Lafcadia, a man torn between the path of peace and the path of war. From the deserts of Rajasthan to the snowy Himalayas, this is ‘an astonishingly ambitious, terrifically confident’ (Guardian) debut that deserves to be rediscovered on the big screen in this new DCP transfer.

Lafcadia (Khan) is the leader of a group of warriors hired by a local lord to enforce his rule among the people. When he is ordered to punish a village that has failed to pay tribute, Lafcadia renounces his violent ways and sets off on a journey to the mountain village in which he was born. The lord then dispatches Biswas (Aino Annuddin), Lafcadia’s second-in-command, to track-down the former warrior and punish his betrayal with death.

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