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8.3

Gandhi (1982)

Gandhi
Running time: 188 min. | Genre: Drama, Biography, Colonialism, Historical, Religion, 1940s
Gandhi

Synopsis

Richard Attenborough's award-winning epic recounts the life and times of Mahatma Gandhi. In South Africa, a young Indian lawyer is booted off a train for refusing to ride second-class. Fed up with the unjust political system, he joins the Indian Congress Party, which encourages social change through passive resistance. When his "subversive" activities land him in jail, masses of low-skilled workers strike to support his non-violent yet revolutionary position. Back in India, Gandhi renounces the Western way of life and struggles to organize Indian labor against British colonialism. A strike costs many British soldiers their lives, so the crown responds by slaughtering 1,500 Indians. Enraged, the ascetic, spiritual leader continues to preach pacifism until he has lead India out from under the tyranny of British imperialism.

Nominations & Awards

Academy Awards

Best Cinematography
WINNER
Best Director (Richard Attenborough)
WINNER
Best Production Design
WINNER
Best Leading Actor (Ben Kingsley)
WINNER
Best Costume Design
WINNER
Best Original Screenplay
WINNER
Best Film Editing
WINNER
Best Picture
WINNER
Best Music (Score)
NOMINATED
Best Makeup
NOMINATED
Best Sound
NOMINATED

Golden Globes Awards

Best Foreign Language Film
WINNER
Best Director (Richard Attenborough)
WINNER
Best Leading Actor - Drama (Ben Kingsley)
WINNER
Best Screenplay
WINNER
Best Upcoming Actor (Ben Kingsley)
WINNER

BAFTA

Best Supporting Actress (Rohini Hattangadi)
WINNER
Most Outstanding Newcomer to Film (Ben Kingsley)
WINNER
Best Picture
WINNER
Best Director (Richard Attenborough)
WINNER
Best Leading Actor (Ben Kingsley)
WINNER
Best Makeup and Hair Stylist
NOMINATED
Best Film Editing
NOMINATED
Best Sound
NOMINATED
Best Supporting Actor (Roshan Seth, Edward Fox)
NOMINATED
Best Music (Score)
NOMINATED
Best Supporting Actor (Roshan Seth, Edward Fox)
NOMINATED
Best Production Design
NOMINATED
Best Supporting Actress (Candice Bergen)
NOMINATED
Best Costume Design
NOMINATED
Best Cinematography
NOMINATED

David di Donatello

Best Foreign Language Film
WINNER
Best Foreign Producer (Richard Attenborough)
WINNER

Details

Original title

Gandhi

Director

Richard Attenborough

Producer

Coproducción USA-UK-India; Columbia Pictures

Running time

188 min.

Screenwriter

John Briley

Music

Ravi Shankar, George Fenton

Cinematography

Ronnie Taylor, Billy Williams

Year

1982

Country

United Kingdom United Kingdom

Ranking

IMDb
8.1
Rotten Tomatoes
8.8
Metacritic
7.9

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