Item Details

Earth [videorecording]

written and directed by Deepa Mehta ; producers, Deepa Mehta, Anne Masson ; Cracking the Earth Films, Inc
Format
Video; DVD
Summary
A romantic drama set in 1947 in Lahore before India and Pakistan became independent, where Hindu, Sikh, Parsee, and Muslim share a peaceful co-existence. Events are seen from the point of view of eight-year-old Lenny, a girl from an affluent Parsee family. Lenny's nanny, Shantya, is involved with the Muslim Masseur. When a train of Muslims arrives at the local depot and all the passengers are found murdered, the various sects turn against each other, and the city is soon aflame.
Director
Deepa Mehta
Performers
Aamir Khan, Nandita Das, Rahul Khanna, Maia Sethna.
Release Date
1998
Run Time
101 min.
Language
Dialogue in Hindi, Urdu, Parsee and Punjabi with optional English subtitles
Rating
MPAA rating: Not rated
Notes
  • Based on the book Cracking India (previously published as: Ice-candy-man) by Bapsi Sidhwa.
  • Videodisc release of a 1998 motion picture production.
  • Features: original theatrical trailer.
Series
International Cinema
ISBN
1567302335
Credits
Cinematography, Giles Nuttgens ; editor, Barry Farrell ; music, A.R. Rahman.
Published
[New York, NY] : New Yorker Video, c2003.
Publisher no.
NYV 78103 New Yorker Video
Related Resources
Internet Movie Database Summary and Reviews
Description
1 videodisc (101 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD.
Technical Details
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