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Partition

Partition

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Genre
Personal Score
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Public Score
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MPAA Rating
Running Time
78 mins
Media Type
Animated?
No
Country
Release Date
August 19, 1987
Info
Released to DVD in 2007.
Director
Ken McMullen
Producer
Lynn Horsford

Summary

The tumultuous events surrounding the sub-continent's partition in 1947 into India and Pakistan are re-imagined in Ken McMullen's complex and visually striking film. A lunatic asylum in the city of Lahore becomes a mirror image of events in the outside political world, with the same actors playing both inmates and rulers. Adapted by Tariq Ali and McMullen from famous Urdu writer Saadat Hasan Manto's short story 'Toba Tek Singh', Partition speaks for the countless millions that the usual British Raj films sweep out of sight. Released to mark the 60th anniversary of the partition of the Indian sub-continent, this is the film's first-ever release on DVD.
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