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Great Performances (1990)





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Director Peter Brook collaborates with writer Jean-Claude Carriére for this screen adaptation of the epic, 100,000-stanza Sanskrit poem tracing mankind's quest for universal truth as explored through the ongoing conflict between two warring families - the Pandavas and the Kauravas. Originally a nine-hour stage production, the lengthy play was pared down to just over five hours for the screen.


Bruce Myers
as Ganesha/Krishna
Andrzej Seweryn
as Yudhishthira
Ryszard Cieslak
as Dhritharashtra
Urs Bihler
as Dushassana
Sotigui Kouyaté
as Parashurama
Tapa Sudana
as Pandu/Shiva/Salva
Nolan Himmings
as Abhimanyu
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One of the great stories of world literature--fifteen times the length of the BIBLE--comes to the screen in a supremely boiled-down CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED format.

September 18, 2004 | Rating: 5/10 | Full Review…

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