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30 November 2005 (France) See more »
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Malayalam-speaking Mata Amritanandamayi was born near Kochi, Kerala, India and is one of the most well-known saintly persons of this millennium... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

 

Directed by
Jan Kounen 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Manuel De La Roche 
Jan Kounen 

Produced by
Soo-jun Bae .... co-producer
Karl Baumgartner .... co-producer
Raphaël Berdugo .... co-producer
Manuel De La Roche .... producer
Tristan Frachon .... producer
Jan Kounen .... co-producer
Dileep Singh Rathore .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Jean-Jacques Hertz 
François Roy 
 
Cinematography by
Sebastien Pentecouteau 
 
Film Editing by
Anny Danché 
 
Production Management
Vans Pradeep Singh Rathore .... unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Laurence Guérault .... first assistant director
 
Sound Department
Nicolas Becker .... foley artist
Nicolas Becker .... sound designer
Alain Féat .... sound editor
Manuel Karakas .... re-recording assistant
Laurent Lafran .... sound recordist
 
Visual Effects by
Roxane Fechner .... visual effects supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Ludovic Centonze .... post-production
Nicolas Criqui .... digital conformation
Mickael Dumontier .... digital conformation
Frederic Jupin .... lustre editor
Philippe Reinaudo .... digital intermediate technical director
Clement Zveguintzoff .... digital conformation
 
Other crew
Marine Meillan .... production assistant
Vans Pradeep Singh Rathore .... location manager
 
Thanks
Julien Lecat .... thanks
Jean-Pierre Marois .... special thanks
Gabriella Wright .... special thanks
 

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Also Known As:
"Darshan - L'étreinte" - France (original title)
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Runtime:
106 min | Germany:96 min | USA:92 min
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Brazil:18 | Germany:o.Al. | Switzerland:7 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:7 (canton of Vaud)
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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
The bigger our screens get the smaller our hearts get., 21 January 2008
Author: nixau from Colorado

I loved watching this film; it gives you the sense that even among the poorest most squalid conditions we can find love. My heart soared watching love beam from Amma's face as she embraced thousands. The Christians say that heaven will be an eternity basking in God's love and I dismissed that idea until I saw this holy woman. I loved the scene where a man is on top of an elephant submerged in a river and he gently prods the roaring beast to the shore. "We have to fight our devils, greed arrogance and selfishness." This film transcends the description "movie." It's more of a "concentrated prayer." Prayer doesn't have a plot, but it peels away the resistance of the mind to the divine, like this film does. I saw the critics call it fawning, unenlightening, one sided, but prayer IS one sided, the side is love. If you're praying you don't think of negative things, you just bask.

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