The Mahabharata – Peter Brook (British Film Institute) – 312 min. English subtitles.
Here’s the complete uncut version of one of the great masterpieces of world literature presented by famed Royal Shakespeare Company director Peter Brook. This is the complete 5hrs and 12mins T.V. miniseries that spawns over 2 dvds.
One of the great masterpieces of world literature comes to vivid life in an elaborate production from acclaimed theater and film innovator Peter Brook (Marat/Sade, Lord of the Flies). This collection of ancient Sanskrit stories (composed into the longest book ever written) comprises a series of enlightened fables at the heart of countless beliefs, legends, and teachings; indeed, its very title means “the great story of mankind.” Brook and award-winning writer Jean-Claude Carriere worked for eight years to develop this epic concerning two sides of a royal family, the Pandavas and the Kauravas, whose struggle leads to a fascinating voyage of emotions, contradictions, and dreams, filled with subplots which are alternately comic and tragic but always gloriously entertaining.