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Imprint
[United States] : Kino, [2008].
Edition
[Fullscreen ed.]
Descript
1 videodisc (74 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
System Det
DVD.
Note
Silent film, with English intertitles and background music.
Cast
Seeta Devi, Charu Roy, Himansu Rai, Sarada Gupta ; orchestral score performed by the London Symphony Orchestra.
Credits
Director, F. Osten ; assisted by Alan Campbell ; supervisor in India, Himansu Rai ; scenario by W.A. Burton ; photography, E. Schunemann ; with a new score by Nitin Sawhney.
Note
Originally released as a motion picture in 1929.
Based on the Hindu epic, the Mahabharata.
Audience
MPAA rating: Not rated.
Note
"With a new original score by Nitin Sawhney"--Container.
Summary
Inspired by the gambling episode in the ancient Hindu epic the Mahabharata, this rare classic of silent cinema tells of two kings who share a passion for reckless gambling, and for the same woman. A throw of dice is the third film in a pioneering trilogy of silent films made through a unique partnership between German director Franz Osten and Indian actor-producer Himansu Rai.
Note
Special features: filmed interview with the composer ; stills gallery.
Local Note
MW, 10-02
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Also known as : Prapancha pash
Also known as: Schicksalswurfel
Also known as: Throw of the dice
ISBN/ISSN
738329056728
Music #
K567 Kino International
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