THE INSTINCT / ADIM
THE INSTINCT / ADIM – Bangladesh, Netherlands, 2022, 84 min., Drama
Director: Juboraj Shamim
Writer: Juboraj Shamim
Cast: Badsha Mia, Dulal Mia, Sohagi Begum
A beggar called LYANGRA (The cripple guy), who lives at the railway station, regularly goes to the house of KAALA, a drug dealer, to buy his weed from him.
When Kaala’s wife SOHAGI catches his eye, Lyangra starts trying to get closer to Kaala and eventually has an affair with Sohagi. When Kaala finds out he beats Sohagi and she runs away with Lyangra to his hometown.
When she hears there that Lyangra is a convicted murderer, who runs away from place to place just to avoid his sentence, Sohagi gets scared but she cannot return to Kaala either.
With the help of another beggar SADEQUE, who always lives in conflict with Lyangra at the railway station about their territory, Kaala finds out Lyangra’s whereabouts. He beats up Lyangra, takes Sohagi back home and they continue their family life. Lyangra goes back to the railway station and continues to disturb Sadeque’s life. He is still longing for Sohagi but when he secretly comes to Sohagi ‘s home one day to meet her, Sohagi refuses to see him anymore.
44th Moscow International Film Festival
Special Jury Award & Network for the Promotion of Asia Pacific Cinema Jury Award
12th Queens World Film Festival in America
Best For Fest Award
12th Nepal Human Rights International Film Festival
Best Fiction (International Category)