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The Mahabharata

Author: Urs BihlerRyszard CieślakGeorges CorrafaceMamadou DiouméMiriam GoldschmidtAll authors
Publisher: Chatsworth, CA : Image Entertainment, 2002, ©1989.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : English : Standard format ; single sidedView all editions and formats
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An epic retelling of the ancient Sanskrit poem "The great story of mankind, " the saga of two feuding royal families in India who wage genocidal war, bringing their civilization to the brink of doom, but eventually finding redemption.
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Genre/Form: DVD-Video discs
Drama
Epic films
Fiction
Film adaptations
Juvenile works
Allegories
Juvenile fiction
Named Person: Krishna, (Hindu deity); Krishna, (Hindu deity); Krishna, (Hindu deity)
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Urs Bihler; Ryszard Cieślak; Georges Corraface; Mamadou Dioumé; Miriam Goldschmidt; Jeffrey Kissoon; Sotigui Kouyaté; Tuncel Kurtiz; Robert Lloyd; Vittorio Mezzogiorno; Bruce Myers; Yoshi Oida; Hélène Patarot; Mallika Sarabhai; Andrzej Seweryu; Tapa Sudana; Peter Brook; Marie-Hélène Estienne; Michel Propper; Jean-Claude Carrière; Image Entertainment (Firm); Channel Four (Great Britain); Brooklyn Academy of Music.; Productions du 3ème étage.
OCLC Number: 795559477
Notes: Adapted from the play by Jean-Claude Carrière.
Originally produced as a television mini-series in 1989.
Disc one contains parts 1 and 2 of the feature; disc two contains part 3 of the feature and 55 min. production documentary.
Credits: Director of photography, William Lubtchansky ; editor, Nicolas Gaster ; music, Toshi Tsuchitori ; screenplay by Peter Brook, Jean-Claude Carrière, Marie-Hélène Estienne ; produced by Michel Propper ; directed by Peter Brook.
Cast: Urs Bihler, Ryszard Cieslak, Georges Corraface, Mamadou Diomé, Miriam Goldschmidt, Jeffrey Kissoon, Sotigui Kouyata, Tuncel Kurtiz, Robert Langdon Lloyd, Vittorio Mezzogiorno, Bruce Myers, Yoshi Oida, Hélène Patarot, Mallika Sarabhai, Andrzej Seweryu, Tapa Sudana.
Description: 2 videodiscs (5 hr., 25 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD format ; single sided ; Dolby digital stereo.; region 1.
Contents: [Part 1]. Mahabharata --
[part 2]. Exile in the forest --
[part 3]. War.
Other Titles: Peter Brook's The Mahabharata
Mahābhārata.
Responsibility: co-produced by Channel Four Television, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Les Productions du 3ème Etage.

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An epic retelling of the ancient Sanskrit poem "The great story of mankind, " the saga of two feuding royal families in India who wage genocidal war, bringing their civilization to the brink of doom, but eventually finding redemption.

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