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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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The soundtrack of this movie was recorded separately from the movie itself, and later re-used in full in the movie Son nom de Venise dans Calcutta désert (1976). See more »

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Referenced in La couleur des mots (1984) See more »

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How does he dare???
15 January 2007 | by (Spain) – See all my reviews

It's incredible how people dare to write things like this: " Look, some film has got to the be worst ever. I suggest it may be India Song."... And this is just the beginning! Some viewers (but did he SEE anything???) think that their lack of emotion or thinking is an automatic rule for everyone on earth. I don't care if A, B, or C doesn't recognize Marguerite Duras as one of the great experimenters of all the history of movie making. But I care about the fact that IMDb gives so much evidence to words of pure indifference to the cinema that tries to discuss the obvious ways of representing the world. Why the evidence to a commentary that is only a childish protest of someone who thinks the world ends in his own state of boredom?


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