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Gandhi [DVD Boxset] [2-Disc Set; 25th Anniversary Edition]

  • PG
  • DVD
  • 2 discs
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • Richard Attenborough's award-winning epic recounts the life and times of Mahatma Gandhi. In South Africa, a young Indian lawyer is booted off a train for refusing to ride second-class. Fed up with the unjust political system, he joins the Indian Congress Party, which encourages social change through passive resistance. When his "subversive" activities land him in jail, masses of low-skilled workers strike to support his non-violent yet revolutionary position. Back in India, Gandhi renounces the Western way of life and struggles to organize Indian labor against British colonialism. A strike costs many British soldiers their lives, so the crown responds by slaughtering 1,500 Indians. Enraged, the ascetic, spiritual leader continues to preach pacifism until he has lead India out from under the tyranny of British imperialism.

    Academy Awards Best Art Direction - Set Decoration 1982
    Academy Awards Best Costume Design 1982
    Academy Awards Best Film Editing 1982
    Academy Awards Best Picture 1982
    Academy Awards Best Sound 1982
    Academy Awards Best Director 1982 Richard Attenborough Oscar-winning director/producer/actor
    Academy Awards Best Actor 1982 Ben Kingsley British actor, GANDHI/SCHINDLER'S LIST
    Academy Awards Best Art Direction - Set Decoration 1982 Stuart Craig Production designer
    Academy Awards Best Costume Design 1982 John Mollo Costume Designer
    Academy Awards Best Cinematography 1982 Billy Williams Director of Photography

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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 17437

  • Credits
    Ben Kingsley, Krishna Banji, Ben Kingsley, Candice Bergen, Edward Fox, John Gielgud, John Gielgud, Arthur John Gielgud, Trevor Howard, Martin Sheen, Ramon Estevez, Athol Fugard, Amrish Puri, Roshan Seth, Ian Bannen, Nigel Hawthorne, Om Puri
  • Critic Reviews
    "...The embattled spirit of respect for human dignity and the need for mutual tolerance flow clearly through the film..."
    Sight and Sound

    "...Eloquently expressive and technically exquisite....The score, springing from the talents of Ravi Shankar and George Fenton is a major plus in evocation of the film's many emotional variations..."
    Variety

    "...Ben Kingsley's central performance shines..."
    Sight and Sound

    "...A challenging and inspiring story..."
    Total Film

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