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Marionettes Indiennes

France, 1968 (MIFF 1970, Exotic Art)

Director: Louis Malle

Before the puppet theatres of India depicted the heroes of Indian independence, the wooden marionettes retold the legends of the great warriors of the ancient Empire and the customs of the courts of the Maharajahs.

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