The Warrior (2001 British film)

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The Warrior
The Warrior (film).jpg
Region 2 DVD cover
Directed by Asif Kapadia
Produced by Bertrand Faivre
Written by Asif Kapadia
Tim Miller
Starring Irrfan Khan
Music by Dario Marianelli
Cinematography Roman Osin
Edited by Ewa J. Lind
Distributed by Film4
Release date
  • 23 September 2001 (2001-09-23) (SSFF)
  • 3 May 2002 (2002-05-03) (United Kingdom)
  • 18 June 2003 (2003-06-18) (France)
Running time
86 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language Hindi
Budget £2.5m

The Warrior is a 2001 film by British filmmaker Asif Kapadia. It stars Irrfan Khan as Lafcadia, a warrior in feudal Rajasthan who attempts to give up the sword. The film is in Hindi and was filmed in Rajasthan, India.

Kapadia started work on the 2001 film within a year of graduating from the Royal College of Art.[2] Even though this was his first feature film,[2] The Warrior was produced by companies from the UK, Germany and France. At the BAFTA Awards it won the Alexander Korda Award for Best British Film. It was also one of the films, short-listed for UK's official entry for the Academy Awards, but was ultimately dropped on grounds that the language was not indigenous to Britain.

Britain's official Oscar selection and eventual nominee was the Welsh-language film Solomon and Gaenor.[3]


Festival screenings include: London, Edinburgh, Rotterdam, Pusan, Gothenburg, Boston.


  1. ^ "The Warrior". British Film Institute. London. Retrieved November 10, 2012.
  2. ^ a b Matt Warren (August 24, 2001). "Review The silent soldier The Warrior". The Scotsman. Retrieved May 31, 2012.
  3. ^ "UK Hindi film causes Oscar trouble". BBC News. 2002-11-29. Retrieved 2008-09-28.

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