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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 ...
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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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1 June 2008 | by (japan) – See all my reviews

She's great, it's her vision which is superb. She made this film cos she wanted us to be a poet. No wonder India Song is very unique among all other films. I watched a lot of films, but I've never been met a picture like this. Which threaten you to be a poet. No action, no story, no climax, just her vision. To watch these art house flicks, process of understanding and analyzing is most important, it will sharpen up your vision, then you can use it in your everyday life, and it will definitely makes your life richer mentally.

Someone once said, to read Duras's books, it's just like writing a book. So, maybe, to watch her movies is like co-creating a film also.

Old memories is like a ghost story. I once read Mrs. Stretter really exists and India Song based on Duras's memory. It's fun to look at the beautiful ghosts singing and dancing


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