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The Resource Court, A film by Chaitanya Tamhane, (DVD)

Court, A film by Chaitanya Tamhane, (DVD)

Label
Court
Title
Court
Statement of responsibility
A film by Chaitanya Tamhane
Contributor
Actor
Composer
Director of photography
Editor of moving image work
Film director
Film distributor
Film producer
Presenter
Screenwriter
Subject
Genre
Language
  • mar
  • hin
  • guj
  • eng
Summary
"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
Awards note
Winner of 17 international awards.
Cataloging source
VTU
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Memento Films, Hubert Bals Fund, Zoo Entertainment, written and directed by Chaitanya Tamhane, produced by Vivek Gomber, original music by Sambhaji Bhagat
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
MPAA rating: Not rated
Language note
Dialogue in Marathi, Hindi, English and Gujarati with English subtitles
LC call number
PN1995.9.J8
LC item number
C68 2014
PerformerNote
Vira Sathidar, Vivek Gomber, Geetanjali Kulkarni, Pradeep Joshi, Shirish Pawar, Usha Bane
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Tamhane, Chaitanya
  • Desai, Mrinal
  • Desai, Rikhav
  • Gomber, Vivek
  • Sathidar, Vira
  • Kulkarni, Geetanjali
  • Pradeep, Joshi
  • Bane, Usha
  • Pavāra, Śirīsha,
  • Bhagat, Sambhaji
  • Memento Films,
  • Zoo Entertainment (United States,
  • Hubert Bals Fund,
  • Zeitgeist Films,
Runtime
116
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Trials (Sedition)
  • Suicide victims
  • Dramatists, Indic
  • Feature films
  • Mumbai (India)
Technique
live action
Label
Court, A film by Chaitanya Tamhane, (DVD)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • 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
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (116 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
738329229535
Other physical details
sound, color
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • ocn914233361
  • (OCoLC)914233361
  • 2155168
System details
DVD, DCP, 5.1 SRD, widescreen presentation
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Court, A film by Chaitanya Tamhane, (DVD)
Publication
Note
  • 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
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (116 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
738329229535
Other physical details
sound, color
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • ocn914233361
  • (OCoLC)914233361
  • 2155168
System details
DVD, DCP, 5.1 SRD, widescreen presentation
Video recording format
DVD

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