Siddhartha (2002) Germany/India
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Director:Conrad Rooks
Studio:Image Entertainment
Rating:3.5 (34 votes)
Date Added:2010-02-22
Genre:Art House & International
Picture Format:Widescreen
Aspect Ratio:2.35:1
Sound:Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono
Languages:English, German, Spanish
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Conrad Rooks  ...  (Director)
  ...  (Writer)
Shashi Kapoor  ...  
Simi Garewal  ...  
Romesh Sharma  ...  
Pinchoo Kapoor  ...  
Zul Vellani  ...  
Tags: Buddhism Drama Germany Course

Summary: "Siddhartha", adapted from the famous novel by Hermann Hesse, follows the spiritual quest of Siddhartha (Shashi Kapoor), a restless young Brahmin of India who leaves home to find inner peace. The son of a wealthy family, Siddhartha first renounces his possessions and wanders the country as a pilgrim, then indulges in sexual pleasure (with lovely Simi Garewal) and material success, but none of these things gives him what he yearns for. Finally, working as a ferryman across a river, he finds a way of being that calms his spirit. What keeps "Siddhartha" from being a stilted Cliff Notes version of a literary classic is the gorgeous cinematography of Sven Nykvist, who has worked with Ingmar Bergman, Woody Allen, Roman Polanski, and Louis Malle, among others. His careful eye gives "Siddhartha" a look that transforms its philosophical searching into a visual poem. "--Bret Fetzer"