The Resource Court, Kino Lorber ; Zeitgeist Films ; a Zoo Entertainment production ; produced by Vivek Gomber ; written and directed by Chaitanya Tamhane

Court, Kino Lorber ; Zeitgeist Films ; a Zoo Entertainment production ; produced by Vivek Gomber ; written and directed by Chaitanya Tamhane

Label
Court
Title
Court
Statement of responsibility
Kino Lorber ; Zeitgeist Films ; a Zoo Entertainment production ; produced by Vivek Gomber ; written and directed 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
  • mar
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
TEU
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Cinematographer, Mrinal Desai ; editor, Rikhav Desai ; original music, Sambhaji Bhagat
Intended audience
MPAA rating: Not rated
Language note
Dialogue in Marathi, Hindi, English and Gujarati with English subtitles
PerformerNote
Vira Sathidar, Vivek Gomber, Geetanjali Kulkarni, Pradeep Joshi, Shirish Pawar, Usha Bane
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1987-
  • 1960-2021,
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 (India),
  • Hubert Bals Fund,
  • Kino Lorber, Inc.,
Runtime
116
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Trials (Sedition)
  • Suicide victims
  • Dramatists, Indic
  • Mumbai (India)
  • Marathi
  • Hindi
Technique
live action
Label
Court, Kino Lorber ; Zeitgeist Films ; a Zoo Entertainment production ; produced by Vivek Gomber ; written and directed by Chaitanya Tamhane
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Title statement from the container
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
Control code
1031317388
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
Publisher number
K22953
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)1031317388
System details
DVD, DCP, 5.1 SRD, widescreen presentation
Terms governing use
Bowdoin College: NO Public Performance Rights purchased; home, library or classroom use ONLY
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Court, Kino Lorber ; Zeitgeist Films ; a Zoo Entertainment production ; produced by Vivek Gomber ; written and directed by Chaitanya Tamhane
Publication
Copyright
Note
Title statement from the container
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
Control code
1031317388
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
Publisher number
K22953
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)1031317388
System details
DVD, DCP, 5.1 SRD, widescreen presentation
Terms governing use
Bowdoin College: NO Public Performance Rights purchased; home, library or classroom use ONLY
Video recording format
DVD

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