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Shadow Kill

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Shadow Kill (Nizhalkkuthu) – Amazon.com Exclusive

A hangman in a southern Indian village who has spent his life carrying out politically motivated executions is now old and so wracked with guilt that he takes to heavy drinking and praying to the goddess Kali to forgive his sins.

Veteran director Adoor Gopalakrishnan sets the film in 1941, the violent cusp of Indian independence, pitting Gandhian principles against the harsher traditions of punishment and retribution. The subtly nuanced performances bring the ever-present questions to bear on today's political debate.

"India's greatest living filmmaker." -Cleveland Institute of Art

"Masterly, astounding...Diabolic precision!" -Cahiers du Cinema

Shadow Kill is an official selection of the prestigious, award-winning Global Lens Collection presented by the Global Film Initiative. In Hindi with English subtitles.

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Beautifully shot, visually rich... a picture-perfect set piece that entertains eternal questions of human responsibility and freedom. --Time Magazine (Asia)

Diabolic precision on all counts- screenplay, photography, sound... an entirely astounding mind's fiction. --Cahiers Du Cinema

Exceptional Brilliance! A masterly and faithful depiction of human psyche. --Int'l Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI)


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Product details

  • Actors: Oduvil Unnikrishnan
  • Directors: Adoor Gopalakrishnan
  • Format: NTSC
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
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  • Studio: Global Lens
  • DVD Release Date: September 23, 2013
  • Run Time: 92 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
  • ASIN: B000AM4POK
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #243,029 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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