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India Song (1975)

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Poetical tale of Anne-Marie Stretter, the wife of a French diplomat in India in the 1930s. At 18 she had married a French colonial administrator and went with him on posting to Savannakhet,... See full summary »

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Le vice-consul de Lahore (as Michel Lonsdale)
Mathieu Carrière ...
L'attaché d'ambassade allemand
Claude Mann ...
Michael Richardson
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Georges Crawn
Didier Flamand ...
Le jeune invité
Claude Juan ...
Le domestique / Servant
Satasinh Manila ...
Voix de la mendiante (voice)
Nicole Hiss ...
Voix intemporelle (voice)
Monique Simonet ...
Voix intemporelle (voice)
Viviane Forrester ...
Voix intemporelle (voice)
Dionys Mascolo ...
Voix intemporelle (voice)
Marguerite Duras ...
Voix intemporelle (voice)
Françoise Lebrun ...
Voix de la réception (voice)
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Poetical tale of Anne-Marie Stretter, the wife of a French diplomat in India in the 1930s. At 18 she had married a French colonial administrator and went with him on posting to Savannakhet, Laos. There she met her second husband who took her away and for 17 years they lived in various locations in Asia. Now in Calcutta, she takes lovers to relieve the boredom in her life. Told in a highly visual style with little dialogue but a constant voice-over narrative by the different characters. Written by garykmcd

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Although set in India, the entire film was shot outside of Paris. See more »

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Version of Son nom de Venise dans Calcutta désert (1976) See more »

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A 'silent' movie permeated by the ghosts of a colonial past
1 March 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I was taken aback at first - the complete absence of spoken dialogue from the cast was a bit unnerving - instead, the film consists of two strands, visual and aural. Visually, the film is slow, languorous and visually sensual. It is almost a 'silent' film. Aurally, the film consists of voices over, providing not so much a narrative as recollections. The voices over (not being a fluent French speaker I had to rely on sub-titles) are telling a story of events that happened in the past whilst the cast act out the events as though they are the ghosts of the buildings in which the events were played out. But there is a story - of a woman married to a French diplomat, living for the time being in Calcutta, who takes lovers to relieve the tedious boredom of social niceties (and the heat, dust and flies). This story is punctuated by one scene in which someone who has fallen in love with her makes his feelings known to her and then, betraying the norms of his society, declares his feelings and his despair, by getting emotional about it - very emotional. I was transfixed. Fortunately, I watched it on DVD having recorded it from BBC4 - so I've got it to watch again, as I shall most certainly do.


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