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Phantom India 

L'Inde fantôme (original title)
"Phantom India" it is regarded as the crowning achievement of Louis Malle career.
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Louis Malle ...  Self - Narrator 2 episodes, 1969
Thomas Frederick Howard Thomas Frederick Howard ...  Self - Peace Corps worker 2 episodes, 1969
Ambu Ambu ...  Interviewee - Ashram's Hatha Yoga Master 2 episodes, 1969
Jyoti Basu Jyoti Basu ...  Interviewee--General Secretary of Right Communist Party in Bengal 2 episodes, 1969
Simon Coder Simon Coder ...  Interviewee - Jewish Community Leader and Shopkeeper 2 episodes, 1969
Rajani Desai Rajani Desai ...  Interviewee--economist 2 episodes, 1969
Gopal Gopal ...  Interviewee 2 episodes, 1969
Mohammad Koya Mohammad Koya ...  Interviewee--Kerala Minister of Education 2 episodes, 1969
Namboodiripad Namboodiripad ...  Interviewee--Kerala Prime Minister 2 episodes, 1969
Pashabhai Patel Pashabhai Patel ...  Interviewee - Industrialist, Swatantra Delegate 2 episodes, 1969
Vinayak Purohit Vinayak Purohit ...  Interviewee - Left-Wing Intellectual 2 episodes, 1969
Mrs. Ranjekar Mrs. Ranjekar ...  Interviewee--Bombay Councilwoman 2 episodes, 1969
Bal Thackery Bal Thackery ...  Interviewee - Shiv Sena Founder 2 episodes, 1969
Mrs. Gouri Thomas Mrs. Gouri Thomas ...  Interviewee--Kerala Food Minister 2 episodes, 1969
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"Phantom India" it is regarded as the crowning achievement of Louis Malle career.

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The best of Malle, the best of India.
12 January 2000 | by sarajevo-2See all my reviews

One of my favorite movies of all time, like being in India without the smells. Some of the political talk at the end is really boring, but also realistic. Malle and his crew travel through India, and film and film and film - 6 hours worth. Two of the sections are fantastically beautiful: one in a dance school, where you can feel the camera getting hooked on the dance, and just staying and staying, and one in this impossible religious procession, where every minute is a miracle. The rhythm of the film is the rhythm of India. At first the camera is edgy and tense, and eventually it just succumbs and watches. This film once played in cult movie houses a lot. I don't know why it hasn't become a video classic.


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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

1969 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Duch Indii See more »

Filming Locations:

Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India See more »

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Runtime:

(7 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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