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The Peacock Spring (1996)

It's 1959, and a widowed official with the United Nations in Delhi, India brings his two daughters from England to live with him. Tension between 15-year old Una and Alix, a Eurasian woman ... See full summary »

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Sir Edward Gwithian
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Alix Lamont
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Una Gwithian
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Ravi Battacharya
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Masood Akhtar ...
Chinaberry
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Ashok Banthia ...
Ram Chand
Laura Barneby ...
Hal Gwithian
Suresh Bhagwat ...
Mr. Sen
Laura Brook ...
Mrs. Porter
G.C. Chatterjee ...
Ganesh
Sunil Chhabra ...
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Ajinkya Deo ...
Vikram Singh
Debatosh Ghosh ...
Dino Mohamod

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It's 1959, and a widowed official with the United Nations in Delhi, India brings his two daughters from England to live with him. Tension between 15-year old Una and Alix, a Eurasian woman acting as governess soon erupts, as Una suspects her father's motives. Una turns to an Indian poet for solace and her involvement with him leads to complications that upset the household. Written by Ron Kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

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A lovely and well-acted film.
21 June 2000 | by (Beaverton, OR) – See all my reviews

Great work by the whole cast; definitely a character piece, and set against a lovely backdrop. Hattie Morahan is luminous at times in this coming-of-age story about a fifteen-year-old English girl in India, and Naveen Andrews does a great job playing a handsome, self-absorbed poet.


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