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Richard Attenborough
                   
english –  italian sub. 
183’, col., dvd, UK-India, 1982

sceneggiatura/ screenplay
John Briley

fotografia/photography
Ronnie Taylor, Billy Williams

montaggio/editing
John Bloom

musica/music
Ravi Shankar

interpreti/cast
Candice Bergen, Edward Fox, John Gielgud, Ben Kingsley

Gandhi is an epic biographical drama film which dramatises the life of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, the leader of India’s non-violent, non-cooperative independence movement against the United Kingdom’s rule of the country during the 20th century. The movie covers Gandhi’s life from a defining moment in 1893, as he is thrown off a South African train for being in a whites-only compartment, and concludes with his assassination and funeral in 1948. The film dominated the Oscars in 1983 with the victory of eight statues including the Oscar for Best Film. Among the numerous awards we also remember: five Golden Globes, five Bafta Awards and three Italian David di Donatello Awards.

Richard Samuel Attenborough was an English actor, filmmaker, entrepreneur, and politician. He was the President of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA). Attenborough joined the Royal Air Force during World War II and served in the film unit. He went on several bombing raids over Europe and filmed action from the rear gunner’s position.
As a film director and producer, Attenborough won two Academy Awards for Gandhi in 1983, he also won four Bafta Awards and four Golden Globe Awards. As an actor, he is perhaps best known for his roles in Brighton Rock,  Miracle on 34th Street and Jurassic Park.