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Warrior (2005)

Director: Asif Kapadia     Starring: Irrfan Khan Puru Chhibber
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Format: DVD
Sku: 202242920
UPC: 786936696110
UPC 14: 00786936696110
Rating: Game Rating Code
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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.

"...this is a stately, beautifully composed story  Jami Bernard, New York Daily News
"...compelling minimalist drama...  Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle

Editor's 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.


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Technical Info

Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Buena Vista Home Entertainment
Video Release Date Release Date: 12/26/2008
Video Play Time Running Time: 87 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 2005
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 4976903
Video UPC UPC: 00786936696110
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio Widescreen  2.35:1

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Aino Annuddin
Video Cast Info Irfan Khan
Video Cast Info Manoj Mishra
Video Cast Info Puru Chibber
Video Cast Info Adrian Smith - Production Designer
Video Cast Info Asif Kapadia - Director
Video Cast Info Bertrand Faivre - Producer
Video Cast Info Dario Marianelli - Original Music By
Video Cast Info Ewa Lind - Editor
Video Cast Info Louise Stjwensward - Costume Designer
Video Cast Info Paul Webster - Executive Producer
Video Cast Info Roman Oshin - Cinematographer
Video Cast Info Tim Miller - Writer


British Academy Awards (2003)
Video Award Name Asif Kapadia , Winner, Alexander Korda Award for Best British Film
Video Award Name Asif Kapadia , Winner, Carl Foreman Award for the Most Promising Newcomer

Professional Reviews

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

Chicago Tribune 9 of 10
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. - Michael Wilmington

Chicago Sun-Times 8 of 10
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. - Roger Ebert

LA Weekly 9 of 10
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 - Scott Foundas

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