The biography of Mahatma Gandhi, from the prejudice he encounters as a young attorney in South Africa, to his role as spiritual leader to the people of India and his use of passive resistance against the country's British rulers, and his eventual assassination. Kingsley is a marvel in his Academy Award-winning role and the picture is a generally riveting epic worthy of its eight Oscars.
Home Vision Cinema, c/o Image Entertainment, 20525 Nordhoff St., Ste. 200, Chatsworth, CA 91311, URL: http://www.homevision.com
Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 188 minutes.
Originally from British.
Oscars 1982: Actor (Kingsley), Art Dir./Set Dec., Cinematog., Costume Des., Director (Attenborough), Film Editing, Orig. Screenplay, Picture, Sound; British Acad. 1982: Actor (Kingsley), Director (Attenborough), Film, Support. Actress (Hattangady); Directors Guild 1982: Director (Attenborough); Golden Globes 1983: Actor--Drama (Kingsley), Director (Attenborough), Foreign Film, Screenplay; L.A. Film Critics 1982: Actor (Kingsley); Natl. Bd. of Review 1982: Actor (Kingsley); N.Y. Film Critics 1982: Actor (Kingsley), Film.
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