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Ratings & Reviews

  1. petit astronaute's rating of the film Calcutta

    (35mm with strong colour deterioration)

  2. ermete polpette's rating of the film Calcutta

  3. Zac Weber's rating of the film Calcutta

    A mesmerizing documentation of wonder and incomprehension. The more objective, arms-length approach in Calcutta differs greatly from the landmark Phantom India series, where Malle incorporated his personal odyssey and reflection; here the legendary French director's focus cycles between religion, politics, and the poor.

  4. Brotherdeacon's rating of the film Calcutta

    I'm more reminded of Vivekananda than Karl Marx, but this documentary shows what they were both up against--a chaos of abject need and a gorgeous historical religion with titanic voids of social and economic discourse. A sobering cinematic witness to mankind in a turbulent hour.

  5. saptarshi's rating of the film Calcutta

    Knut - right, only the rich should breed. The poor should just shut up and be cheap labor for the capitalist superstructure. I wish YOUR parents hadn't bred, jerk.

  6. NE1's rating of the film Calcutta

    VO MALLE: "They are astonished to be filmed, to be pitied, to be a source of indignation."

  7. StellaWasaDiver's rating of the film Calcutta

    What is depicted is 95% horrific, 5% WTF. Tough to watch.

  8. wdrazo's rating of the film Calcutta

    One of the most devastating films I have ever seen. Sometimes the unflinching camera got under your skin. Remember this was in the tumultuous year of 1968. The conditions in now Kolkatta are said to be improved since the filming.