Bandit Queen

Bandit Queen

DVD - 2004 | Hindi
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Phoolan Devi was a murderer, kidnapper and living folk legend who had endured a life of rape and abuse after beng sold into marriage at the age of eleven. A spree of murders known as the Behmai Massacre to avenge the death of her lover made Devi the object of a police hunt. In prison from 1983 until 1994, she spent years being prosecuted by the Indian police, only to be turned into a legend by the Indian press. This true story shocked the world and brought the Indian government to its knees.
Publisher: Port Washington, NY : Koch Lorber Films, 2004
Edition: Full screen version
Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 119 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
ISBN: 9781417200412
1417200413
Branch Call Number: DVD Band

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TomatoMama
May 23, 2016

Frightening or Intense Scenes: There are intense scenes throughout.

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TomatoMama
May 23, 2016

Sexual Content: Oh, brother. If you can't handle gender-specific sexual violence, skip this film.

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TomatoMama
May 23, 2016

Violence: Yes, lots of violence.

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TomatoMama
May 23, 2016

Coarse Language: a lot of profanity. The film begins with a young child yelling a very coarse expletive.

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TomatoMama
May 23, 2016

This film was awesome. The story is excellent, but I'd caution against exposing this film to children. The lead actress (and the young actress who portrayed Phoolan as a child) was raw, earthy and full of fire. We don't make movies like this one in America. And I'm wondering how many more of these gritty cinematic gems have come from India. If you're seeking something that's more like a Bollywood movie, don't get Bandit Queen. However, if you're looking for a powerful film which keeps you stunned from start to finish, then watch this film. Caution: If you're queezy about watching sexual violence against women, brace yourself. The story is worth watching. It tells a tough story about the triumph of the human spirit.

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TomatoMama
May 23, 2016

TomatoMama thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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TomatoMama
May 23, 2016

A low-caste girl endures a hellish childhood only to be abused more hellishly as an adult. Using only her God-given strength and her hunger for ultimate revenge, she gains her opportunity to punish those who tortured her. She gains a victory and legendary status on her own terms.

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