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Apur sansar = The world of Apu

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DVD special edition.


In Bengali, with English subtitles.


Soumitra Chatterjee, Sharmila Tagore, Alok Chakraborty, Swapan Mukherjee.

Publication Information

[Irvington, NY] : Criterion Collection, [2015]

Physical Description

1 videodisc (106 minutes) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.


Not rated.


Apu is now in his early twenties, out of college, and hoping to live as a writer. Alongside his professional ambitions, the film charts his romantic awakening, which occurs as the result of a most unlikely turn of events, and his eventual, fraught fatherhood.


Title from container.

Based on the novel Aparajito by Bibhutibhusan Banerjee.

Originally released as a motion picture in 1959.

Special features: New 4K digital restoration, undertaken in collaboration with the Academy Film Archive at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and L'lmmagine Ritrovat ; new interview program with actors Soumitra Chatterjee and Sharmila Tagore ; "The Apu trilogy": a closer look, a new program featuring filmmaker, producer, and teacher Mamoun Hassan ; footage of director Satyajit Ray receiving an honorary Oscar in 1992 ; new programs on the resortation of The Apu Trilogy by filmmaker :: kogonada ; new English subtitle translation.

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