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Release Date:
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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Get Your Darshan..., 29 September 2006
Author: jackihollywood from United States

If you are expecting a glossy, high quality picture or travelogue of some of the magnificent sites of India, you will be sadly disappointed. The work of a true master in service to humanity is seldom glamorous. Any illusions to the contrary will be put firmly to rest in the very first scene. Those who miss the true impact of this movie, the fact that it's very beauty lies in its simplicity will have missed the big picture. This is the perfect metaphor for Amma, herself.

I have met Amma and received darshan several times. I will admit, that though I have always respected her efforts, I did have some question as to her true motives. This movie quelled any doubts that I may have had with regard to her authenticity. In the opening scene of the movie we see her perform something so shockingly compassionate, that a Western mind can hardly comprehend it.

I have never been to India. The stark reality of the living conditions in this region firmly reminds one to be grateful for life in these United States. Though it may sound illogical, in my humble estimation even the homeless appear to have it better here. It's not every day that we are thrust into "lifestyle of the citizens of an emerging nation." If the sole intention for making this film was to stir the mind as well as the heart, then it is worthy of an academy award.

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