• France
  • 1969
  • 99 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.33:1
  • French
  •  

When he was cutting Phantom India, Louis Malle found that the footage shot in Calcutta was so diverse, intense, and unforgettable that it deserved its own film. The result, released theatrically, is at times shocking—a chaotic portrait of a city engulfed in social and political turmoil, edging ever closer to oblivion.

Film Essays

Eclipse Series 2: The Documentaries of Louis Malle

By Michael Koresky April 23, 2007

Deservedly celebrated for the astonishingly diverse array of narrative features he made over a nearly forty-year career, Louis Malle was in fact even more multifaceted than this body of work . . . Read more »

Film Essays

Eclipse Series 2: The Documentaries of Louis Malle

By Michael Koresky April 23, 2007

Deservedly celebrated for the astonishingly diverse array of narrative features he made over a nearly forty-year career, Louis Malle was in fact even more multifaceted than this body of work . . . Read more »

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