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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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6 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Must see!, 1 January 2006
Author: engelherz from Germany

This film is one of the most inspiring films in my life. Excellent pictures, excellent sound and the main figure is simply mind-blowing ;-). She has the biggest charitable network a single woman ever created and her untiring efforts to uplift the poor, sick and suffering is recognized throughout the whole world.

The director gives an impression of Amma's turbulent life - in her spiritual center in Kerala, on her tour through North India and during the celebration of her 50th birthday. She counsels, organizes and hugs almost 24 hours per day, hardly getting any food, drink or sleep. Her charities are so efficiently reaching out to the poorest of society that even the President of India donated his income of ten months to Ammas organization. Unfortunately the charitable network is hardly mentioned in the film. Ammas world-tour are missing as well. But this is outweighed by wonderful pictures of India and deep insights into the Indian culture and lifestyle.

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