Abhijan (UK-import) (DVD)

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Abhijan was Satyajit Ray's most popular film in Bengal: a "conscious" effort to communicate with a wider audience. The project was originally conceived by his friends and Ray stepped in when they panicked at the prospect of directing. Ray's mastery turned a starkly conventional plot into a subtly nuanced story which topped the Bengali box office for months.

Set on the Bihar-Bengal border, where Marwari businessmen - a powerful Hindi-dialect community of entrepreneurs much disliked throughout India - and Rajputs of warrior caste (from Rajasthan) have both settled. The central character of Narsingh (Soumitra Chatterjee), is a disillusioned, frequently drunken Rajput reduced in status to an ill-educated taxi driver. Proud and hot-tempered, with a passion for his 1930s Chrysler, Narsingh is offered work transporting tins of ghee for Sukhanram, a shady merchant, and finds himself drawn against his better judgement into trafficking opium. Having failed in everything honest, he has to decide whether or not he will engage in criminal activity to make money.

Bonusmateriale

  • Video interview with Professor Dilip Basu, director of the Ray FASC (20 mins)
  • Promotional material gallery
  • 36-page full colour booklet with reprints of Ray's original production sketches; writing by Marie Seton, Waheeda Rehman, and Joseph Lindner

Produktfakta

Produksjonsår 1962 Format DVD
Sone Sone 2 Sjanger Drama
Antall disker 1 Spilletid 2 timer 30 minutter
Aldersgrense 11 Undertekster Engelsk
Lydformater Mono 1.0 (Bengali) Bildeformater Fullscreen 4:3, Sort/Hvitt
Regissør Satyajit Ray Skuespillere Ruma Guha Thakurta, Soumitra Chatterjee, Waheeda Rehman
Bestillingsnummer EKA40209 Leverandør Gardners

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