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Phantom India

L'Inde fantôme

Directed by Louis Malle
France, 1969


Louis Malle called his gorgeous and groundbreaking Phantom India the most personal film of his career. And this extraordinary journey to India, originally shown as a miniseries on European television, is infused with his sense of discovery, as well as occasional outrage, intrigue, and joy.

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Phantom India Directed by Louis Malle

Critics reviews

Louis Malle’s seven-hour, seven-part 1969 documentary on India originated as a TV feature and displays a creeping tubularity in its flat visual styling and ethnographic matter-of-factness. But a few revelatory moments do manage to break through Malle’s customary dispassion.
November 01, 1999
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