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The warrior is a timeless story of an epic journey from the deserts of Rajasthan to the snowcapped peaks of the Himalayas. The story follows Lafcadia, head of a small band of warriors employed by a tyrannical lord, who rules the region from his crumbling fort in the desert. The warriors are ordered to wipe out a village late with its payments. The warriors set off on horseback and proceed to raze the rustic village to the ground. In the midst of the slaughter Lafcadia has a mystical encounter with a young girl. Lafcadia drops his sword and vows to never kill again. He decides to escape his violent life he sets off with his young son, Katiba, for his native village in the mountains.

Cast & Crew

Directed by: Asif Kapadia

Written by: Asif Kapadia, Tim Miller

Produced by: Bertrand Faivre

Cinematography: Roman Osin

Editing: Ewa J. Lind

Production Design: Adrian Smith

Costume Design: Louise Stjernsward

Original Score: Dario Marianelli

Cast: Irrfan Khan (The Warrior), Puru Chibber (Warrior's son), Mandakini Goswami (Rabia), Sunita Sharma (The girl ), Noor Mani (The thief), Damayanti Marfatia (Blind woman)

Nominations and Awards

  • European Discovery of the Year - Fassbinder Award  2002