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India: Matri Bhumi (1959)

Several stories depicting the landscapes and fauna of India are mixed with documentary footage.

Director:

Roberto Rossellini

Writers:

Roberto Rossellini (screenplay), Sonali Senroy DasGupta (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Divided into four episodes Roberto Rosellini's performs a ritual trip with India covering culture, beautiful architecture and also the State of India society, create an impression and a feeling of Rossellini on the State of the Indian community at that time. Written by Egi David Perdana

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Documentary | Drama

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Country:

Italy | France

Language:

Italian | English

Release Date:

4 February 1960 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Inde, terre mère See more »

Filming Locations:

Hirakud, Odisha, India See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Gevacolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Narrator: When faced with death, the general belief is that when a man dies, his life doesn't end, because he's reincarnated in another. But no one knows in whom. Therefore, all men are brothers.
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more than that
3 May 2007 | by lcaminatiSee all my reviews

Not an easy movie, and certainly it is not going to get a "blue sticker" from the pundits of post-colonial thought... but "Born into Brothels"? Ple-ease! A washed-out late night Hollywood-esquire expose' good for Anderson Cooper, maybe. Rossellini spent a year in India shooting a ten-hour documentary, and this little fiction film "India Matri Bhumi". The need for restoration is obvious, but the process of de-spectacularization is in full effect: a full frontal attack on the society of the spectacle at its incepts, by making an imperfect film, where ends don't meet, and birds sing freely. I take Rossellini over any postcolonial melancholic!


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