Second only to Hollywood in terms of
production volume and box office, India's
film industry almost never taps into
American markets, resulting in a veritable
gold mine of movies that generally
remain undiscovered in the United States.
Among the few breakouts this year is THE
TERRORIST, writer/director Santosh Siva n's
sleek, uncompromising story of guerilla
conflict in the rainforests of his country.
Selected from a small group of soldiers,
19-year old woman warrior Ma Iii,
orphaned by the beliefs for which her
family died, is asked to sacrifice herself in
a suicide assassination mission. In an
elaborate scheme, she poses as an
agricultural expert to gain access to her
target, but finds that her own sexuality
eventually gives rise to unexpected
Winner Best Feature Film and Editing,
National Film Festival, India.
THE TERRO RIST is Santosh Sivan's feature film debut.
Indian Image Productions