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Visually stunning, this award-winning motion picture epic tells the captivating tale of an ancient warrior who is chased by violence as he searches for peace! Burdened by the guilt of his past, Lafcadia rejects his brutal life as the local enforcer for a rich Indian warlord and chooses a path of spiritual redemption. But as he journeys from the golden deserts of Rajasthan to the snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas, this former hired killer finds himself the prey of his murderous colleagues! From the studio that brought you HERO, THE WARRIOR features exciting samurai-style action sequences and breathtaking cinematography!
A beautifully filmed tale set in feudal India, The Warrior tells the story of a man who must decide whether to follow the orders of his cruel boss or do the right thing and put his own life in danger. When Lafcadia realizes he can no longer kill innocent people whose only crime is being poor, he defies his warlord's orders to annihilate a village that has been unable to pay its taxes. Filmed in 2001 by director Asif Kapadia and presented by Anthony Minghella--who, like Quentin Tarantino, is fond of attaching his name to smaller films that may otherwise get overlooked--The Warrior manages to tell a violent story without depicting very much on-screen carnage. Kapadia's subtle direction shows that the viewer's imagination often is more potent than anything Hollywood can dream up. As the hunted warrior Lafcadia, Irfan Khan is a stoically heroic presence. We do not sympathize with what Lafcadia has done in the past, but we empathize with his trying to right his wrongs. --Jae-Ha Kim
Added this to our permanent collection by purchasing from Amazon, after renting it. This is a movie that brings a profound experience in very subtle ways. Read morePublished 18 months ago by mortgirl
Iffran Khan is amazing. Few words but the setting and emotion in the movie are stellar.
He and the cast are true stars
Very well done, an Indian movie that you can relate to. Very soon it is natural to you and you are then sucked in to the story.Published on February 9, 2013 by J
The movie is only 87 minutes long. The story is choppy because of deleted scenes. Included in the DVD are the director's deleted scenes. You wonder why these scenes were deleted. Read morePublished on August 27, 2010 by N. Stone
The other reviews, both good and bad, tell what to expect and not expect here. The movie Asoka is what I had hoped this movie would be.Published on August 3, 2010 by Octo66
I teach a course at my University about films that either promote peace or have a peaceful subject, and this film is ideal. Read morePublished on September 12, 2009 by James Fairchild
The subtitles are not annoying as the film's dialogue doesn't drive the plot. The 'action' is self-explanatory for the most part. Read morePublished on December 17, 2007 by G. Sulier
I suppose I was expecting something a bit more Bollywood. I picked it up because I wanted to listen to the Hindi. Mostly, I listened to my own yawning. Read morePublished on August 9, 2007 by Diane C. Howard