Compétition internationale
46th edition
NOVEMBER 15>23, 2024, Nantes - France

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Court (En instance)

by Chaitanya TAMHANE


Narayan Kamble (a character based on the real-life Dalit Panther) is a kind of troubadour of modern India. From one scene to another, he sings his anti-establishment and anti-caste poems in public. But this has brought him in front of another audience, inside a courtroom, where he is accused of disturbing the peace and inciting a man to suicide through one of his songs. Court, a debut fiction feature from 29-year-old Chaitanya Tamhane, re-occupies the space of the courtroom drama to go beyond a simple critique of the workings of Indian justice. At the hearing, scripted as a grotesque scenario with complex ramifications, the film gives a shrewd and detailed account of a game of social determinisms and contradictions, where the intrigues of each – be they judge, lawyer or witness – demystify the system’s structural, cultural and political dimensions. JB

  • Titre français
    Court (En instance)
  • Original title
  • Scénario
    Chaitanya TAMHANE
  • Photo
    Mrinal DESAI
  • Montage
    Rikhav DESAI
  • Son
    Anita KUSHWAHA, Amrit PRITAM
  • Musique
    Sambhaji Bhagat BHAGAT
  • Interprétation
    Usha BANE, Vivek GOMBER, Pradeep JOSHI, Geetanjali KULKARNI, Shirish PAWAR, Vira SATHIDAR
  • Producteur délégué
    Vivek GOMBER
  • Support de projection
  • Sous-titrage

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