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The Lunchbox - © Akfpl

The Lunchbox

A Feature film by Ritesh Batra

Release in France : 11/12/2013


    Ila, a young woman neglected by her husband, strives to win him over again by preparing a delicious lunch for him. His lunchbox is picked up by the huge lunchbox delivery service (the "Dabbawallahs"), which delivers to all of Mumbai's firms. In the evening, Ila waits in vain for her husband to compliment her on his lunch treat.
    It transpires that there has been a mix-up, and the usually highly efficient delivery service actually gave the lunchbox to Saajan, a solitary man nearing retirement. When Ila realises there must have been an error, she slips a note into the lunchbox in an attempt to find out what has happened. This note leads to many more between Ila and Sajaan.

    Actors (7)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Co-production :

    ASAP Films

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    The Match Factory

    Foreign production companies :

    Sikhya Entertainment, DAR Motion Pictures, Rohfilm

    French distribution :

    Happiness Distribution

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    Full credits (9)

    Screenwriter :

    Ritesh Batra

    Director of Photography :

    Michael Simmonds

    Press Attachés (film) :

    Laurence Granec, Karine Ménard

    Production Designer :

    Shruti Gupte

    Grader :

    Jean-Michel Petit

    Co-producer :

    Cedomir Kolar

    Sound Recordist :

    Michael Kaczmarek

    Editor :

    John Lyons

    Music Composer :

    Max Richter

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    Feature film

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    Production language :

    English, Hindi

    Coproducer countries :

    France, India, Germany

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    Minority French (France, India, Germany)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 42 min

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    Dolby Digital

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