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A throw of dice : a romance of India

Author: Franz OstenW A BurtonHimansu RaiNiranjan PalSeeta DevīAll authors
Publisher: N[ew] Y[ork], NY : Kino International, [2008]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : No Linguistic Content
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Inspired by the gambling episode in the ancient Hindu epic the Mahabharata, this rare classic of silent cinema tells of two kings who share a passion for reckless gambling, and for the same woman. A throw of dice is the third film in a pioneering trilogy of silent films made through a unique partnership between German director Franz Osten and Indian actor-producer Himansu Rai.
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Genre/Form: Motion pictures
Silent films
Feature films
Drama
Fiction films
Film adaptations
Romance films
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Franz Osten; W A Burton; Himansu Rai; Niranjan Pal; Seeta Devī; Charu Roy; Śarada Guptā; Nitin Sawhney; London Symphony Orchestra.; Fandango (Production company),; British Film Institute,; Kino International Corporation,
OCLC Number: 228908827
Language Note: Silent film with orchestral score and English intertitles.
Notes: Originally produced as a silent motion picture in 1929 under the title, Prapancha pash. This restored version, with new orchestral score c2006.
Film notes by Bruce Bennett inserted in container.
Special features: Exclusive filmed interview with Nitin Sawhney; stills gallery.
Credits: Photography, E. Schunemann ; with a new score by Nitin Sawhney ; story, Niranjan Pal.
Cast: Seeta Devi, Charu Roy, Himansu Rai, Sarada Gupta.
Performer(s): Orchestral score performed by the London Symphony Orchestra.
Description: 1 videodisc (74 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, NTSC, region 1, original aspect ratio (1.33:1).
Contents: Special features: Exclusive filmed interview with Nitin Sawhney ; Stills gallery.
Other Titles: Prapancha pash (Motion picture)
Schicksalswurfel
Throw of the dice
Responsibility: Domenico Procacci presents a Fandango production ; a silent music production produced by Tom Pearce & Nadine Luque in association with the British Film Institute ; by Niranjan Pal ; directed by F. Osten ; assisted by Alan Campbell ; supervisor in India, Himansu Rai ; scenario by W.A. Burton.

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Inspired by the gambling episode in the ancient Hindu epic the Mahabharata, this rare classic of silent cinema tells of two kings who share a passion for reckless gambling, and for the same woman. A throw of dice is the third film in a pioneering trilogy of silent films made through a unique partnership between German director Franz Osten and Indian actor-producer Himansu Rai.

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