Directed By: Asif Kapadia Starring: Irrfan Khan Puru Chhibber

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In feudal india, a warrior who renounces his role as the longitme enforcer to a local lord becomes the prey in a murderous hunt through the himalayan mountains.


Studio Buena Vista Home Entertainment
SKU 202242920
UPC 786936696110
UPC 14 00786936696110
Format DVD
Release Date 12/26/2008
Rating Rating
Fathers And Sons
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note Named the Best British Film at the 2003 British Academy of Film and Television Awards, THE WARRIOR is a poignant look at the choices people are forced to make in order to survive. Irfan Khan is unforgettable as Lafcadia, a man who works as an executioner for a heartless warlord (Anupam Shyam). When a poor village is unable to pay him tribute, the warlord orders an old man to be instantly executed and the village burned and pillaged. For the first time, Lafcadia shows hesitation in carrying out his duties, and after a young girl (Sunita Sharma) shows him mystical snow-covered mountains, he considers running away with his young son (Puru Chhibber). But as he puts down his sword and seeks a peaceful, quiet life, his men (led by the stellar Aino Annuddin) are ordered to bring back his head, leading to horrific loss and a thrilling chase scene through the desert landscape of Rajasthan in India (known as the Land of Death). Part swordfighting epic, part spiritual quest, THE WARRIOR is an Eastern Western reminiscent of the films of Akira Kurosawa and Sergio Leone. Lafcadia's search for inner peace represents the conflicts that tear through the souls of all men and women, a universal desire for the beauty and simplicity of life.
Entertainment Weekly "[A] blazing feature debut, a gorgeously photographed saga..." 07/22/2005 p.55
New York Times "THE WARRIOR, with its lush imagery and sweeping score, is powerful and gripping..." 07/15/2005 p.E18
Asif Kapadia
Irrfan Khan
Puru Chhibber
Cast & Crew
Adrian Smith - Production Designer
Aino Annuddin - Actor
Asif Kapadia - Director
Bertrand Faivre - Producer
Dario Marianelli - Original Music By
Ewa Lind - Editor
Irfan Khan - Actor
Louise Stjwensward - Costume Designer
Manoj Mishra - Actor
Paul Webster - Executive Producer
Puru Chibber - Actor
Roman Oshin - Cinematographer
Tim Miller - Writer
Technical Info
Original Release Date 2005
Catalog ID 4976903
UPC 00786936696110
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 87 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Audio Tracks English
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen  2.35:1
British Academy Awards (2003) Asif Kapadia , Winner, Alexander Korda Award for Best British Film,Asif Kapadia , Winner, Carl Foreman Award for the Most Promising Newcomer
ReviewSource Chicago Tribune
Review Most of all, it's a film for moviegoers who love powerful stories and ravishing imagery: timeless, eternal, the kind of tales handed from one generation and culture to the next -- and alive in all of them.
Reviewer Michael Wilmington
ReviewRating 9
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review What is best in the film is its depiction of the warrior's epic journey, photographed with breathtaking beauty and simplicity by Roman Osin, who just finished filming the new British version of "Pride and Prejudice." The lands through which the warrior travels are familiar to my imagination from novels like The Far Pavilions, and by not setting the film in a particular period, the story takes on a timelessness.
Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 8
ReviewSource LA Weekly
Review Scaled like an epic but possessing the narrative simplicity of a fable, The Warrior unfolds over a brisk 85 minutes of screen time, keeping dialogue to a minimum as it celebrates the power of stories told through handcrafted, CGI-free images
Reviewer Scott Foundas
ReviewRating 9
Jami Bernard, New York Daily News ...this is a stately, beautifully composed story
Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle ...compelling minimalist drama...

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