Sight & Sound by Gautaman Bhaskaran

Sight and Sound

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Sunday Telegraph

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(i) Time Out
(ii) New York Times
(iii) Cinema of Malayalam
(iii) Film Reference.com


(i) Adoor Gopalakrishnan

(ii) Cinema of Malayalam: Adoor on Rat-trap (Elippathayam)

(iii) South Asian Cinema Foundation

(iv) Hollywood Reporter, Interview with Gopalakrishnan at the Asian Film Festival Deauville, France

(v) Gopalakrishnan visits Auroville (a township devoted to an experiment in human unity)


• 1982 - London Film Festival - Sutherland Trophy
• 1982 - British Film Institute award for ‘the most original and imaginative film’ of the year
• 2004 - Adoor awarded The Dadasaheb Phalke Award, India’s highest national honour for a lifetime’s contribution to Indian cinema.

Additionally, in 2005 in recognition of his contribution to international cinema, the French government conferred on Adoor the ‘Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters’ title, the second highest honour given to a civilian.

Disc Info

Rat-Trap Boxshot

India 1981
Length / Main Feature: 116 minutes
Length / Special Features: 22 minutes
Sound: Original mono (restored)
1.33:1 full frame
Language: Malayalam
Subtitles: English
RRP: £12.99
Release Date: 23rd June 2008
Second Run DVD 027


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