Court / A film by Chaitanya Tamhane.

Format
Video/Projected medium
Language
  • Multiple languages
  • Marathi
  • Hindi
  • Gujarati
Published/​Created
New York, NY : Zeitgeist Video, ©2014.
Description
1 videodisc (116 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.

Details

Subject(s)
Film director
Screenwriter
Director of photography
Editor of moving image work
Actor
Film producer
Composer
Presenter
Film distributor
Form/​Genre
  • Drama
  • Feature films
  • Video recordings for the hearing impaired
  • Melodrama
Summary note
"Winner of top prizes at the Venice and Mumbai film festivals, Chaitanya Tamhane's Court is a quietly devastating, absurdist portrait of injustice, caste prejudice, and venal politics in contemporary India. An elderly folk singer and grassroots organizer, dubbed the 'people's poet, ' is arrested on a trumped-up charge of inciting a sewage worker to commit suicide. His trial is a ridiculous and harrowing display of institutional incompetence, with endless procedural delays, coached witnesses for the prosecution, and obsessive privileging of arcane colonial law over reason and mercy. What truly distinguishes Court, however, is Tamhane's brilliant ensemble cast of professional and nonprofessional actors; his affecting mixture of comedy and tragedy; and his naturalist approach to his characters and to Indian society as a whole, rich with complexity and contradiction."--Provided by distributor.
Notes
  • Title statement from the container.
  • "Produced with the support of the Hubert Bals Fund of the International Film Festival Rotterdam"--Onscreen closing credits.
  • "Dedicated to VK"--Onscreen closing credits.
Creation/​Production credits
Memento Films, Hubert Bals Fund, Zoo Entertainment, written and directed by Chaitanya Tamhane, produced by Vivek Gomber, original music by Sambhaji Bhagat.
Target audience
MPAA rating: Not rated.
System details
DVD, DCP, 5.1 SRD, widescreen presentation.
Awards
Winner of 17 international awards.
Participant(s)/​Performer(s)
Vira Sathidar, Vivek Gomber, Geetanjali Kulkarni, Pradeep Joshi, Shirish Pawar, Usha Bane.
Language(s)
Dialogue in Marathi, Hindi, English and Gujarati with English subtitles.
OCLC
914233361
Universal Product Code
  • 738329229535
Other views
Staff view

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