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January 1983 (UK) See more »
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Anne is investigating the life of her grand-aunt Olivia, whose destiny has always been shrouded with scandal... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Won BAFTA Film Award. Another 1 win & 8 nominations See more »
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A double-edged sword See more (10 total) »

Cast

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Christopher Cazenove ... Douglas Rivers, the Assistant Collector (The Nineteen Twenties in the Civil Lines at Satipur)

Greta Scacchi ... Olivia, his wife (The Nineteen Twenties in the Civil Lines at Satipur)

Julian Glover ... Crawford, the District Collector (The Nineteen Twenties in the Civil Lines at Satipur)

Susan Fleetwood ... Mrs. Crawford, the Burra Mensahib (The Nineteen Twenties in the Civil Lines at Satipur)

Patrick Godfrey ... Saunders, the Medical Officer (The Nineteen Twenties in the Civil Lines at Satipur)
Jennifer Kendal ... Mrs. Saunders (The Nineteen Twenties in the Civil Lines at Satipur)
Shashi Kapoor ... The Nawab (At the Palace in Khatm)

Madhur Jaffrey ... Begum Mussarat Jahan, the Nawab's mother (At the Palace in Khatm)
Nickolas Grace ... Harry Hamilton-Paul (At the Palace in Khatm)

Barry Foster ... Major Minnies, the Political Agent (At the Palace in Khatm)

Julie Christie ... Anne (1982. In Satipur Town)
Zakir Hussain ... Inder Lal, Anne's landlord (1982. In Satipur Town)
Ratna Pathak ... Ritu, Inder Lal's wife (1982. In Satipur Town)
Tarla Mehta ... Inder Lal's mother (1982. In Satipur Town)
Charles McCaughan ... Chid (1982. In Satipur Town)
Sajid Khan ... Dacoit Chief
Amanda Walker ... Lady Mackleworth
Praveen Paul ... Maji
Jayant Kripalani ... Dr. Gopal
Sudha Chopra ... Chief Princess
Daniel Chatto ... Party Guest (as Dan Chatto)
Geoff Heinrich
Ishak Khan (as Ishtiaq Khan)
Bobby Bedi (as Deep Bedi)
Baba Ghaus
Leelabai ... Leelavati

Directed by
James Ivory 
 
Writing credits
Ruth Prawer Jhabvala (novel)

Ruth Prawer Jhabvala (screenplay)

Produced by
Connie Kaiserman .... associate producer
Rita Mangat .... associate producer
Ismail Merchant .... producer
 
Original Music by
Richard Robbins 
 
Cinematography by
Walter Lassally 
 
Film Editing by
Humphrey Dixon 
 
Casting by
Susie Figgis 
 
Production Design by
Wilfred Shingleton 
 
Art Direction by
Maurice Fowler 
Ram Yedekar 
 
Costume Design by
Barbara Lane 
 
Makeup Department
Mohammed Amir .... assistant makeup artist
Jeffrey Haines .... assistant hair stylist
Carol Hemming .... hair stylist
Gordon Kay .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Peter Manley .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Kevan Barker .... assistant director
David Nichols .... second assistant director
Gopal Ram .... third assistant director
 
Art Department
Agnes Fernandes .... set dresser
Tom Freeman .... property master
Jayant Paranji .... assistant property master
Agnes Goveas .... set dresser (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Ray Beckett .... sound recordist
Brian Blamey .... dubbing editor
Tony Bray .... assistant sound editor
Richard King .... dubbing mixer
Steve O'Brien .... boom operator
Vali Patel .... sound grip
 
Visual Effects by
Costas Charitou .... titles: Camera Effects Ltd (uncredited)
David Smith .... optical cameraman: Camera Effects Ltd (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Christopher Cormack .... still photographer
Mulchand Dedhia .... electrician
Tony Garrett .... assistant camera
Rajesh Joshi .... second assistant camera
Sheik Juddin .... electrician
Manilal .... gaffer
Morgesh .... electrician
A. Natarajan .... electrician
Gyanchand Rikki .... camera grip
Janardhan Rumde .... electrician
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Lovleen Bains .... wardrobe assistant (as Loveleen Baines)
Mary Ellis .... assistant costume designer
Ibrahim .... second wardrobe assistant
Sarah Armstrong-Jones .... wardrobe assistant (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Mark Potter Jr. .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Hariprasad Chaurasia .... musician: fute
Zakir Hussain .... associate music director
Zakir Hussain .... musician: percussion
Nishat Khan .... musician: sitar
Ustad Sultan Khan .... musician: sarangi (as Sultan Khan)
Harry Rabinowitz .... conductor
Michael Reaves .... musician: piano
Vic Flick .... music arranger (uncredited)
Zakir Hussain .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
James Ivory .... musician: tampura (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Paul Bradley .... assistant to producer
Jane Buck .... continuity clerk
Prashant Gupta .... assistant to director
Shama Habibullah .... production coordinator
Riaz Hafizka .... production controller
Saeed Jaffrey .... dialogue: Urdu
Harish Khare .... dialogue: Hindi
Rambali Mishra .... runner
Deepak Nayar .... location manager
Mick Parker .... synthesizer
Piyush Patel .... production assistant
Zakiya Powell .... unit publicist
J. Rathore .... production accountant (as J.U. Rathore)
Nancy VandenBergh .... production assistant
Jean Walter .... production secretary
Renée Glynne .... script supervisor (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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First cinema feature of Patrick Godfrey.See more »

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19 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
A double-edged sword, 12 November 2003
Author: Michael Open from Belfast, NI

This, the the first internationally successful Merchant-Ivory production, continues to be a major achievement. Effortlessly passing from post-sixties soul-searching to twenties scandal, it uses the stylistic freedom of the filmmaker to make solid what can be only suggested in the novel.

Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, long-time Merchant-Ivory scenarist, got most of the gongs - and rightly so - for her adaptation of her own novel is a copy-book to be studied by any aspiring scenarist. However, one should not overlook the unforced direction by James Ivory and Walter Lassally's truly wonderful cinematography.

One of the most endearing aspects of the film is that a great range of attitudes are expressed by the English characters towards India and the Indians. One suspects that less culturally confident filmmakers nowadays would feel obliged to be more black and white (no pun intended)about 'colonialism' and the like. Not so here. Anne (JC) exhibits a range of attitudes to modern India, as does her ancestral alter ego (GC). Such plurality make the film richer, more complex, less ideological and dogmatic and much, much less boring.

In a way, this is a twin film with Jefferson in Paris... see them both together and you will understand what I mean...

MO

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