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Heaven on Earth

Author: Deepa MehtaDavid HamiltonGiles NuttgensMychael DannaPreity ZintaAll authors
Publisher: [Toronto, Ont.] : Distributed in Canada by Mongrel Media, [2009]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : PanjabiView all editions and formats
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Drama which "highlights the isolation and disappointment faced by a family of Punjabi immigrants to Canada. When Chand arrives in Brampton, Ontario to meet her new husband, she leaves behind a loving family and supportive community. Now, in a new country, she finds herself living in a modest suburban home with seven other people and two part-time tenants. Inside the home, she is at the mercy of her husband's temper,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Fiction films
Drama
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Deepa Mehta; David Hamilton; Giles Nuttgens; Mychael Danna; Preity Zinta; Vansh Bhardwaj; Rajinder Singh Cheema; Ramanjit Kaur; Gourrav Sihan; Orville Maciel; Geetika Sharma; Hamilton Mehta Productions.; National Film Board of Canada.; Mongrel Media.
OCLC Number: 317502305
Language Note: In Punjabi and English, or dubbed French, with optional English subtitles.
Notes: Originally released as a motion picture in 2008.
Special features: feature commentary with director Deepa Mehta ; behind the scenes featurette ; workshop vignettes featuring Preity Zinta, Vansh Bhardwaj and the entire cast ; theatrical trailer.
Credits: Director of photography, Giles Nuttgens ; co-producers, Anita Lee, Mehernaz Lentin ; production designer, Dilip Mehta ; editor, Colin Monie ; music score by Mychael Danna.
Cast: Preity Zinta, Balinder Johal, Rajinder Singh Cheema, Gourrav Sihan, Vansh Bhardwaj, Geetika Sharma, Orville Maciel, Ramanjit Kaur.
Target Audience: CHV rating: 14A.
Description: 1 videodisc (106 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, region 1, widescreen (2.35:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround.
Other Titles: Heaven on Earth (Motion picture : 2008).
Paradis sur terre
Responsibility: Mongrel Media presents ; a Deepa Mehta film ; a Hamilton Mehta production ; in co-production with the National Film Board of Canada ; writer & director, Deepa Mehta ; producer, David Hamilton.

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Drama which "highlights the isolation and disappointment faced by a family of Punjabi immigrants to Canada. When Chand arrives in Brampton, Ontario to meet her new husband, she leaves behind a loving family and supportive community. Now, in a new country, she finds herself living in a modest suburban home with seven other people and two part-time tenants. Inside the home, she is at the mercy of her husband's temper, and her mother-in-law's controlling behaviour. After a magic root fails to transform her husband into a kind and loving man, Chand takes refuge in a familiar Indian folk tale featuring a king cobra"--NFB web site.

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