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Phantom India 

L'Inde fantôme (original title)






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Series cast summary:
Louis Malle ...  Himself - Narrator 2 episodes, 1969
Thomas Frederick Howard Thomas Frederick Howard ...  Himself - Peace Corps worker 2 episodes, 1969
Ambu Ambu ...  Interviewee - Ashram's Hatha Yoga Master 2 episodes, 1969
Jyoti Basu Jyoti Basu ...  Interviewee--General Secretary of Right Communist Party in Bengal 2 episodes, 1969
Simon Coder Simon Coder ...  Interviewee - Jewish Community Leader and Shopkeeper 2 episodes, 1969
Rajani Desai Rajani Desai ...  Interviewee--economist 2 episodes, 1969
Gopal Gopal ...  Interviewee 2 episodes, 1969
Mohammad Koya Mohammad Koya ...  Interviewee--Kerala Minister of Education 2 episodes, 1969
Namboodiripad Namboodiripad ...  Interviewee--Kerala Prime Minister 2 episodes, 1969
Pashabhai Patel Pashabhai Patel ...  Interviewee - Industrialist, Swatantra Delegate 2 episodes, 1969
Vinayak Purohit Vinayak Purohit ...  Interviewee - Left-Wing Intellectual 2 episodes, 1969
Mrs. Ranjekar Mrs. Ranjekar ...  Interviewee--Bombay Councilwoman 2 episodes, 1969
Bal Thackery Bal Thackery ...  Interviewee - Shiv Sena Founder 2 episodes, 1969
Mrs. Gouri Thomas Mrs. Gouri Thomas ...  Interviewee--Kerala Food Minister 2 episodes, 1969


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Release Date:

1969 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Duch Indii See more »

Filming Locations:

Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India See more »

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(7 episodes)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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after 30 years still looking for a copy
25 January 2006 | by jnelson-14See all my reviews

as another viewer noted, after 30 years one still remembers the magic of this film. If anyone knows where a copy exists or how it can be seen again, I would greatly appreciated being informed. It would be tragic that this great film documentary is not archived and released. I saw the film when i lived in California and it was shown as a series at UCLA in Los Angeles. I had a friend who had traveled by freighter to India and had shown me his incredible pictures of his travels in India. This film added motion and sound to the still images that had initially captivated me. I have repeatedly looked for this film and cannot find it. Someone suggested checking with the New York Public Library or the Library of Congress, but I have not had success as yet. The film is so effective that one feels one is in India.

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