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Uniform Title Prapancha pash (Motion picture)
Title "A throw of dice" [videorecording] : a romance of India / Domenico Procacci presents a Fandango production ; a silent music production produced by Tom Pearce & Nadine Luque in association with the British Film Institute ; by Niranjan Pal ; directed by F. Osten ; assisted by Alan Campbell ; supervisor in India, Himansu Rai ; scenario by W.A. Burton.

Imprint [United States] : Kino, 2008.

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Edition Fullscreen ed.
Description 1 videodisc (74 min.) : si., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents Special features: Exclusive filmed interview with Nitin Sawhney ; Stills gallery.
Credits Photography, E. Schunemann ; with a new score by Nitin Sawhney.
Cast Seeta Devi, Charu Roy, Himansu Rai, Sarada Gupta ; orchestral score performed by the London Symphony Orchestra.
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.
System Details DVD.
Language Silent dialogue; English subtitles.
Subject Mahābhārata -- Film adaptations.
Gambling -- Drama.
Man-woman relationships -- Drama.
Triangles (Interpersonal relations) -- Drama.
Motion pictures -- India.
Motion pictures -- Germany.
Genre/Form Silent films.
Feature films.
Added Author Osten, Franz, 1876-1956.
Burton, W. A.
Pal, Niranjan, 1889-1959.
Devī, Seeta, 1912-
Roy, Charu, 1890-1971.
Rai, Himansu, 1892-1940
Guptā, Śarada.
Sawhney, Nitin, 1964-
Fandango (Production company)
British Film Institute.
Kino International Corporation.
Note Also known as: Schicksalswurfel
Also known as: Throw of the dice
Added Title Prapancha pash
Standard No. 738329056728
Music No. 5672 Kino

 
    
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