Court (Blu-ray)

Directed by Chaitanya Tamhane

Release Year: 2014
Running Time: 116
UPC: 7 38329 22954 2
Color Type: Color
Select a Format
$34.95 $19.99 (43% off) Buy Blu-ray
Available on digital

Also Available On:

iTunes Amazon Google Play Vudu
Booking Inquiry
Crew
Directed by Chaitanya Tamhane

INDIA'S OFFICIAL SELECTION FOR THE 2015 ACADEMY AWARDS
WINNER OF 29 INTERNATIONAL AWARDS

“India's Oscar entry, COURT by Chaitanya Tamhane, is a masterpiece - a work of the deepest empathy, sublime in its construction.”

–Joshua Oppenheimer, director of ACT OF KILLING

Winner of top prizes at the Venice and Mumbai film festivals, Chaitanya Tamhane’s Court is a quietly devastating, absurdist portrait of injustice, caste prejudice, and venal politics in contemporary India. An elderly folk singer and grassroots organizer, dubbed the “people’s poet,” is arrested on a trumped-up charge of inciting a sewage worker to commit suicide. His trial is a ridiculous and harrowing display of institutional incompetence, with endless procedural delays, coached witnesses for the prosecution, and obsessive privileging of arcane colonial law over reason and mercy. What truly distinguishes Court, however, is Tamhane’s brilliant ensemble cast of professional and nonprofessional actors; his affecting mixture of comedy and tragedy; and his naturalist approach to his characters and to Indian society as a whole, rich with complexity and contradiction. —New Directors/New Films

Read about COURT in THE NEW YORKER


Blu-ray Extras Include:

Three Behind- the-Scenes Featurettes | Trailer

ENGROSSING... There are courtroom dramas, and then there’s COURT, Chaitanya Tamhane’s impressive debut, which flays alive India’s justice system while commenting on class, education and access to power. Managing to be both extremely rational and extremely humane, the film works so well thanks to an intelligent, superbly understated script and a feel for naturalism that extends beyond mere performance.

Biting and devastating, Court is one of the real standouts of this year's New Directors/New Films.

What starts as an absurdist comedy soon blooms into a searing evisceration of India’s legal system.

Critics Pick! The wheels of justice grind slowly and mercilessly in “Court,” Chaitanya Tamhane’s quiet, devastating critique of the antiquated Indian legal system.

Critics Pick! Court is one of the strongest debut features in years.


To read more about Kino Lorber Edu's terms of use and ordering information, visit Kino Lorber Edu.

Join the conversation
'@KinoLorber' on Dec. 15 2019 at 10:30am
RT' @selfstyledsiren': This looks fascinating! Hooray for' @UCLAFTVArchive' and' @KinoLorber' for giving it back to us.' https://t.co/24LbnAgbFT'
'@KinoLorber' on Dec. 15 2019 at 10:30am
RT' @JimLNeibaur': NEW DVDs of OLD MOVIES Here is my review of an early musical newly released on blu ray by KINO ' https://t.co/EqSfgZm6NH'
'@KinoLorber' on Dec. 15 2019 at 10:29am
RT' @SeanNarrates': So my' @KinoLorber' sale items arrived and as well as region free UK title! 😳😬🤘🏼' https://t.co/mPVksuBtEi'
'@KinoLorber' on Dec. 15 2019 at 10:28am
RT' @neuroticmonkey': I hope more people see DIAMONTINO. It’s like a successful, Portuguese SOUTHLAND TALES—a mixture of social commentary,…
'@KinoLorber' on Dec. 13 2019 at 5:45pm
Proud that two films we've released – Oscar Micheaux's BODY AND SOUL and BECKY SHARP starring Miriam Hopkins – have…' https://t.co/gYyLBrvXhK'
'@KinoLorber' on Dec. 13 2019 at 4:45pm
RT' @Slant_Magazine': "Many of the best films this year are concerned with indulgent, unbridled madness, offering formal excess as a parallel…
'@KinoLorber' on Dec. 13 2019 at 4:43pm
RT' @SamsMyth': Thanks to' @mubi' and' @IndieWire' for the posters of the year love. Was good to be back to work this year! See you in 2020. Spec…
'@KinoLorber' on Dec. 13 2019 at 4:42pm
RT' @r_emmet': The 4K restoration of Serge Gainsbourg's Je t'aime moi non plus is coming to' @KinoLorber' DVD and Blu-ray 2/18. Includes a new…
'@KinoLorber' on Dec. 13 2019 at 4:42pm
RT' @r_emmet': This just in! Chained For Life out on' @KinoLorber' DVD and Blu-ray January 7th. Includes interviews with stars Jess Weixler, Ad…
'@KinoLorber' on Dec. 13 2019 at 4:01pm
THE IMAGE BOOK came in at #38, THE MOUNTAIN at #46, and DIAMANTINO at #50 on' @Slant_Magazine's' list.' https://t.co/s03gBjQLwW'
Tweet Now!

Inquiries & Press

General Inquiries

Kino Lorber, Inc.
333 W. 39th St., Ste. 503
New York, NY 10018

Tel. (212) 629-6880
Tel. (800) 562-3330
Fax. (212) 714-0871

Press & Media

For publicity assistance and press inquiries please contact us by emailing dninh@kinolorber.com or calling 212-629-6880.

Educational

Please visit our educational site at www.KinoLorberEDU.com

For assistance with educational orders, please contact us at:

Phone:212-629-6880
Fax: 212-714-0871
email: edu@kinolorber.com