Court

Court

DVD - 2014 | Multiple languages
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"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.
Publisher: New York, NY : Zeitgeist Video, ©2014
Branch Call Number: COURT
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (116 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
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archananaik333
Apr 03, 2018

Unique movie for the way it was filmed. Love the lack of dramatization. Realistic depiction of common lives: lives of the defense and prosecuting lawyer and others. No wonder it has won 29 international awards. For someone who has lived in this same surroundings, it is like watching real life happen.

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voisjoe1_0
Mar 07, 2017

A film that critiques the banality of the Indian judicial system.

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rameshn116
Oct 31, 2016

Highly understated and disturbing movie . A gripping narrative of the failings of the judicial system in India . It is definitely an interesting take on the lack of freedom of speech in Modern India

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ilovewhippets
Aug 29, 2016

Really interesting, good, cultural movie! Excellent acting! One really gets to see how the courts work in India! Interesting characters! I highly recommend it!

Hasan Malek Aug 03, 2016

The movie is not that bad, It's a Marathi movie wrongly classified as Hindi Movie.

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lindy919
May 06, 2016

Don't waste your time.

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