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Richard Attenborough

Gandhi

191' - 1982 - Drama, Biography - Dialogue: English, Hindi
Director: Richard Attenborough Composer: Ravi Shankar With: Ben Kingsley, John Gielgud, Rohini Hattangadi
It was Sir Richard Attenborough's lifelong dream to bring the life story of Indian political and spiritual leader Mahatma Gandhi to the screen. His dream finally reached fruition in 1982. The 188 minutes proved one of the most exhaustively thorough biopics ever made. The film begins in the early part of the 20th Century, when Gandhi, a British-trained lawyer, forsakes all worldly possessions when he decides to take up the cause of establishing independence for India. Faced with armed resistance from the British government, Gandhi adopts a policy of "passive resistance", endeavoring to win freedom for his people without resorting to bloodshed.

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Credits

Director

Richard Attenborough

Composer

Ravi Shankar

With

Ben Kingsley, John Gielgud, Rohini Hattangadi

Scenario

John Briley

Director of Photography

Ronnie Taylor, Billy Williams

Editor

John Bloom

Producer

Richard Attenborough

More information

Dialogue

English, Hindi

Countries of production

South Africa, India, United Kingdom

Year

1982

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