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The Mahabharata

Author: Michel PropperPeter BrookUrs BihlerRyszard CieślakGeorges CorrafaceAll authors
Publisher: Chatsworth, CA : Image Entertainment, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An intimate journey to the very heart of Indian mythology, religion, history and thought, this film brings to life the conflict between the Pandavas and the Kauravas, the feuding families at the center of the saga. The world of The Mahabharata is of profound storytelling power and spiritual import; within it a civilization rises, falls and is reborn.
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Genre/Form: Adaptations
Drama
Film adaptations
Television adaptations
Television mini-series
Sacred books Drama
Named Person: Krishna, (Hindu deity); Krishna, (Hindu deity)
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Michel Propper; Peter Brook; Urs Bihler; Ryszard Cieślak; Georges Corraface; Mamadou Dioumé; Jean-Claude Carrière; Marie-Hélène Estienne; Toshiyuki Tsuchitori; Channel Four (Great Britain); Brooklyn Academy of Music.; Productions du 3ème étage.; Image Entertainment (Firm)
OCLC Number: 54668620
Language Note: In English.
Notes: Title on disc surface: Peter Brook's The Mahabharata.
Adapted from the play by Jean-Claude Carrière.
Originally released as a television mini-series in 1989.
Includes documentary: Making the Mahabharata.
Credits: Screenplay, Peter Brook, Jean-Claude Carrière, Marie-Hélène Estienne ; director of photography, William Lubtchansky ; editor, Nicolas Gaster ; music, Toshi Tsuchitori ; songs interpreted by Sarmila Roy ; musicians, Djamchid Chemirani, Kudsi Erguner, Kim Menzer, Mahmoud Tabrizi-Zadeh.
Cast: Urs Biher (Dushassana), Ryszard Cieslak (Dhritharashtra), Georges Corraface (Duryodhana), Mamadou Dioumé (Bhima), Miriam Goldschmidt (Kunti), Jeffrey Kissoon (Karna), Sotigui Kouyate (Bhisma), Tuncel Kurtiz (Shakuni), Robert Langdon Lloyd (Vyasa), Vittorio Mezzogiorno (Arjuna), Bruce Myers (Ganesha/Krishna), Yoshi Oida (Drona), Hélène Patarot (Gandhari), Mallika Sarabhai (Draupadi), Andrzej Seweryn (Yudhishthira), Tapa Sudana (Pandu/Shiva).
Target Audience: MPAA rating: Not rated.
Description: 2 videodiscs (325 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, Dolby digital; stereo.
Contents: Special features: Making The Mahabharata --
Language: English.
Other Titles: Making the Mahabharata.
Peter Brook's The Mahabharata
Responsibility: Channel Four Television, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Les Productions du 3ème Etage ; produced by Michel Propper ; directed by Peter Brook.
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An intimate journey to the very heart of Indian mythology, religion, history and thought, this film brings to life the conflict between the Pandavas and the Kauravas, the feuding families at the center of the saga. The world of The Mahabharata is of profound storytelling power and spiritual import; within it a civilization rises, falls and is reborn.

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