Ghare-Baire (The Home and the World)
Ghare-Baire (The Home and the World) (1984)

Released in India as Ghare Baire, Home and the World offers a rare collaboration between that country's top director Satyajit Ray and versatile Indian film-personality Victor Banerjee. The latter plays a well-educated Hindu living in… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: May 22, 1984
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Vincent Canby
New York Times

As with the works of any great director, The Home and the World defies easy categorization.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It's a lengthy but elegant film that is grandly acted by the three principals.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Vividly depicts the clash of values when the modernism of the West impinges on ancient Eastern ways in India.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

It is a contemplative movie -- quiet, slow, a series of conversations punctuated by sudden bursts of activity.

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Christopher Long
Movie Metropolis

Satyajit Ray's characters must be the most subtly shaded and lovingly observed in all of cinema.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

Ray soft-pedals the ironies (the politician is, of course, a bounder), while bringing out the full emotional sweep of the young woman's awakening, suggesting that the violent demonstrations that rock the streets are the product of a similar repression.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

This graceful film by Ray is as much a tragic love story as an examination of political turmoil in 1908 India.

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