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Marana simhasanam (throne of death)
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Krishnan, a seasonal labourer on a small island in Kerala, is obliged to steal a bunch of coconuts to feed his family. being an inexperienced thief, he gets caught and, due to a strange turn of events, finds himseld accused of a murder which happened on the island several years ago. a new method for killing people has just been introduced to the country, the so-called "electronic chair". The islanders feel that if Krishnan is to die, he deserves to die by this system, thereby becoming the first native to be executed in this way. Krishnan dies a glorious death, a memorial statue is erected in his honour and, thanks to the publicity received, the island is connected to the mainland by a bridge. 



Murali Nair, 33 years old, was born in the Keralan village of Anandapuram. Before his first feature, Nair directed three shorts: Tragedy of and Indian Farmer, winner in 1993 of a National Award in India, Coronation and A Long Journey,premiered at Cannes in the short film competition section. For its part, Throne of Death was awarded the Caméra d'Or at the last version of the same film festival. 

Murali Nair
Bharathan Narakkal
M.J. Radhakrishnan
Lalitha Krishna
Lakshmi Raman, Viswas Narakkal, Suhas Thayat
Running Time
60 m.
UK - India
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