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Still shot from the movie: Gandhi.

Gandhi

In 1982, a biographical portrait of Mohandas K. Gandhi was produced to try and capture the essence of the man who impacted the world with his desire for peaceful solutions to problems and adherence to a non-violent philosophy. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: A-
Violence: D
Sexual Content: B
Language: B-
Drugs/Alcohol: A-
Run Time: 188
Theater Release: 07 Dec 1982
Video Release: 13 Feb 2007
MPAA Rating: PG
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For other movies based on the lives of notable religious/political leaders see: Seven Years in Tibet (the Dalai Lama), The Prince of Egypt (Moses), and The Greatest Story Ever Told (Jesus Christ). Another story that looks at the idea of passive resistance is Freedom Song.

Home Video Extra Features

Gandhi: 25th Anniversary Collector’s Edition releases on DVD with digitally remastered audio and video, online content syndication and ninety minutes of bonus material. These extras include several featurettes: In Search of Gandhi, Reflections on Ben, Madeleine Slade: An Englishwoman Abroad, The Funeral, Shooting an Epic in India, Looking Back, Designing Gandhi, From the Director’s Chair and Ben Kingsley Talks About Gandhi. There are also four vintage newsreel shorts and a photomontage of behind-the-scenes stills. Audio tracks are available in English (Dolby Digital 5.1), Portuguese (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround), Spanish (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround) and French (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround), with subtitles in English, Spanish, Korean and Portuguese.

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