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An Enemy of The People--75%

Satyajit Ray's third to last film is an adaption of the Ibsen play by the same name. Forced, due to health problems, to work only in a studio and not locations the film plays like a soap opera. As many have done, he changes the time and setting of the play, in this case modern day India. It's a turgid exercise and almost none of Ray's genius is on display. To make it worse he tags on a happy ending that feels false and a bit ridiculous.
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