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Directed by K.M. Madhusudhanan
India, 2008


The film is set in the second decade of the 20th century. This is a story of cinema entering villages of Kerala. The protagonist Diwakaran gets attracted to the new machine, bioscope, at an exhibition by Frenchman DuPont, who does bioscope shows on the coasts of Tamil Nadu.

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Bioscope Directed by K.M. Madhusudhanan

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  • Noli Manaig's rating of the film Bioscope

    Bioscope, an early prototype of the cinema projector, is implicit here as synedoche for a colonial apparatus of capture. That is, as an insidious machine for the absorption of British-ruled Indians into dream and distraction. Film as a form of interpellation embedded in the interstices of the subconscious thus contaminates, obsesses, but unravels in its extimacy! Gee whiz! What a tired redivivus!