Siddhartha

Siddhartha

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Director: Conrad Rooks

Cast: Conrad Rooks, Shashi Kapoor, Simi Garewal, Ramesh Sharma

     
 

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Two-time director Conrad Rooks (known for his autobiographical drug-addiction opus of 1966, Chappaqua), helms this big-screen adaptation of Hermann Hesse's novel, about an Indian youth who leaves his family in search of life's meaning. The film sports location photography by Bergman associate Sven Nykvist, and a cast comprised largely

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Two-time director Conrad Rooks (known for his autobiographical drug-addiction opus of 1966, Chappaqua), helms this big-screen adaptation of Hermann Hesse's novel, about an Indian youth who leaves his family in search of life's meaning. The film sports location photography by Bergman associate Sven Nykvist, and a cast comprised largely of unknowns.

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Release Date:
07/19/2011
UPC:
7841480096434
Original Release:
1972
Source:
Milestone Video

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Siddhartha 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Made on location in Northern India with India's top stars of the day, this film captures the essence of Hesse's book, ancient India and Eastern thought itself. The lack of success of this film in the USA is more a reflection on US culture and the American movie business than the film itself. Siddartha carries a message that Western audiences, lost in the unsatisfying consumerist rat race, need to hear now even more than when the film was made.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie still remains pictures in my thoughts after 30+ years. Better remembered than any movies I've seen since. Photography is outstanding but, it would help if you had read the book to understand what is being shown.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I saw this movie, reel to reel version, in the early 80s and it was difficult for my Sociology prof. to obtain a print for us to watch even then. I have yearned to see it again, and about 2 times a year I look for a copy in any format and am so grateful that it is finally here and in DVD - how wonderful! When I watched the movie Gandhi, I kept thinking:"this is just like Siddhartha, but not as beautiful or as thought provoking. There are even gorgeous 2 scenes in Gandhi that seem to be direct copycat cinematography, but since Siddhartha was not available any longer who would challenge it...? I recognize that this is not a new movie, but don't let that trouble you. This is a precious gem, that will be timeless.
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