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  • Summary: Viyan is given to the wealthy elderly Haji Hemmo in a forced marraige. When she runs out of the bedroom and climbs a tree, refusing to sleep with him, he looses face and becomes the laughing-stock of the town. In return, he punishes her by locking her up in the bedroom. The more he's mocked by the townsfolk, the harder he punishes her. Meanwhile, a traveling young artist, Botan attempts to liberate her. Expand
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  1. Reviewed by: Frank Scheck
    Feb 20, 2014
    While One Candle, Two Candles… sheds much needed light on the archaic, barbaric custom that is its subject, its jocular tone threatens to undermine the importance of its message.
  2. Reviewed by: Nicolas Rapold
    Feb 20, 2014
    Mr. Rosebiani evidently wants to avoid depressing his audience while addressing a serious subject, but his aims are likely to be lost in this film’s strained mugging.
  3. Reviewed by: Aaron Hillis
    Feb 18, 2014
    The overall comic premise is both clumsy and truly icky, because how exactly do you make progressive good on a "parody of violence against women" logline?


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