Gandhi

Gandhi

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Gandhi

Richard Attenborough's 1982 biopic of Mahatma Gandhi (played by Ben Kingsley) - the lawyer who became the famed leader of the Indian revolts against the British through his philosophy of non-violent protest.

In a British-occupied India, Gandhi starts his movement towards peaceful enlightenment for his people. Immersing himself in the life of a peasant, he grows a conscious understanding of what it’s like to be Indian, trading his Western clothing for a loincloth. Through years of nonviolent protest, Gandhi seeks a resolve to the meaningless bloodshed between India and Britain, with his country’s independence the ultimate goal.

Winner of eight Academy Awards including Best Picture, Director and Actor (Kingsley).

Winner of eight Oscars including Best Picture, Director and Actor, Academy Awards 1983. Best Film, BAFTA Awards 1983.
1982188 minsUK, India
True Story & BiographyHistoricalClassic
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Once in a long while a motion picture so eloquently expressive and technically exquisite comes along that one is tempted to hail it as being near perfect. Such a film is "Gandhi"...

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

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What is important about this film is not that it serves as a history lesson (although it does) but that, at a time when the threat of nuclear holocaust hangs ominously in the air, it reminds us that we are, after all, human, and thus capable of the most extraordinary and wonderful achievements, simply through the use of our imagination, our will, and our sense of right.

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Variety

Variety

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Once in a long while a motion picture so eloquently expressive and technically exquisite comes along that one is tempted to hail it as being near perfect. Such a film is "Gandhi"...

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

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What is important about this film is not that it serves as a history lesson (although it does) but that, at a time when the threat of nuclear holocaust hangs ominously in the air, it reminds us that we are, after all, human, and thus capable of the most extraordinary and wonderful achievements, simply through the use of our imagination, our will, and our sense of right.

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