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Alexandra Viets (written by)
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Release Date:
17 December 1999 (UK) See more »
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A British family is trapped between culture, tradition, and the colonial sins of the past. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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An Anglo-Indian nurse becomes sociopathically covetous of her British masters' lives in 1957 India See more (12 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Greta Scacchi ... Lily MacIntosh

Madhur Jaffrey ... Cotton Mary

James Wilby ... John MacIntosh
Sarah Badel ... Mrs Evans
Riju Bajaj ... Mugs
Gerson Da Cunha ... Doctor Correa

Joanna David ... Mrs Smythe
Neena Gupta ... Blossom (Mary's sister)

Sakina Jaffrey ... Rosie

Gemma Jones ... Mrs Freda Davids
Firdausi Jussawalla ... Mr. Panamal
Mahabanoo Mody-Kotwal ... Matron
Nadira ... Mattie
Prayag Raj ... Abraham (as Prayag Raaj)
Captain Raju ... Inspector Ramiji Raj
Shobha Vijay ... Ayah 2
Veerendra Saxena ... Joseph (as Virendra Saxena)
Surekha Sikri ... Gwen
Laura Lumley ... Theresa MacIntosh
Matteo Piero Mantegazza ... Baba
Olivia Caesar ... Baba
Kukku Parameshwaram ... Nurse 1 (as Cuckoo Parameswaran)
Beena Manoj ... Nurse 2
Maggie Arthasery ... Nurse 3
Arshia Rafique ... Mira
Vinnie D'Souza ... Guitar player
Chinappa ... Tea Worker
Ashok Koshy ... Tea Worker
Shirly Somasundaram ... Ayah 1
Jaya George ... Ayah 3

Philip Tabor ... Henry Campbell-Jones
Luke Jones ... Charlie

Susan Malick ... Bunny Rogers
Hamza ... Fisherman
Poornima Mohan ... Receptionist
Caroline Charlety ... Stylist
Ranjani Haridas ... Stylist
Gayatri Krishnan ... Stylist
Txuku Iriarte Solana ... Sylvie D'Costa
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Directed by
Ismail Merchant 
Madhur Jaffrey (co-director)
 
Writing credits
Alexandra Viets (written by)

Produced by
Rahila Bootwala .... associate producer
Paul Bradley .... executive producer
Gil Donaldson .... associate producer
Nayeem Hafizka .... producer
Richard Hawley .... producer
 
Original Music by
Richard Robbins 
 
Cinematography by
Pierre Lhomme 
 
Film Editing by
John David Allen 
 
Casting by
Celestia Fox 
 
Production Design by
Alison Riva 
 
Art Direction by
Charmian Adams 
Suresh Sawant (co-art director)
 
Costume Design by
Sheena Napier 
 
Makeup Department
Lori Ann Baker .... hair stylist
Lori Ann Baker .... makeup artist (as Lori Baker)
Alexis Fernandez .... assistant hair stylist
Martina Kohl .... hair stylist
Martina Kohl .... key makeup artist
 
Production Management
John P. Adams .... production manager
Abel Monem .... production in-charge: France
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Rizwan Chowhan .... third assistant director
Luke Jones .... third assistant director
Simon V. Kurian .... first assistant director
Suraj Varma .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Sadanand Bhikaji .... carpenter
Amar Dogra .... property master
Barbara Herman-Skelding .... property buyer: England
Mandar Karmarkar .... standby props
Anant Ladge .... carpenter
Joseph Nellikkal .... property assistant (as Joseph Nellickal)
Balkrishna Palkar .... construction assistant
Ashok Panchal .... carpenter
Gajanan Panchal .... carpenter (as Gajanand Panchal)
R.D. Pawar .... painter
Ashok Raut .... carpenter
Dinkar Sawant .... painter
Suresh Sawant .... construction manager
Shahji .... property buyer: India
Rony Thomas .... art department assistant
Abdul Vaid .... carpenter
Debbie Wilson .... property buyer: England (as Deborah Wilson)
 
Sound Department
Natalie Bayford .... sound assistant
Giovanni Di Simone .... sound
Jamie Graham .... sound trainee
Nina Hartstone .... dialogue editor
John Hayward .... sound re-recording mixer
Nigel Mills .... supervising sound editor
Richard Pryke .... sound re-recording mixer
Steve Sollars .... boom operator (as Steven Sollars)
Robin Whittaker .... foley editor (as Robin Quinn)
 
Visual Effects by
Martin Body .... optical cameraman
Pat Wong .... digital compositor
John Swinnerton .... compositor: Peerless Camera Company (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Pierre Abraham .... gaffer
Maqsood Ali .... electrical grip
Giri Anchan .... dolly grip
Hamish Doyne-Ditmas .... assistant camera: second unit
Enbadas .... electrical grip
Rambali Mishra .... electrical grip
Sanjay Mishra .... electrical grip
A. Natarajan .... electrical grip
Jake Polonsky .... camera operator
Vishnu Rao .... second assistant camera
Raj Rikhi .... third camera assistant
Gyanchand Rikki .... best boy: A.C. (as Gyanchand Rikhi)
Seth Rubin .... still photographer
Janardhan Rumde .... electrical grip
Bhagwat Satkar .... electrical grip
Jean-Pierre Supe .... first assistant camera
Maruti Thakur .... electrical grip
Mukesh Waghela .... electrical grip
Mannilal Waghla .... key grip (as Manilal Waghela)
 
Animation Department
Andrea Adams .... animator
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Flora Avery .... assistant costume designer
Urmilla Lal Motwani .... wardrobe supervisor
Shahnaz Vahanvaty .... associate costume designer
Shahnaz Vahanvaty .... costume designer: associate
 
Editorial Department
Paul Clegg .... assistant editor
Jason Costelloe .... assistant editor
Giorgio De Vincenzo .... associate editor
Jonathan Kaye .... assistant editor
Jack Tucker .... associate editor
 
Music Department
Geoff Alexander .... music arranger (as Geoffrey Alexander)
Nick Harris .... assistant music engineer
Robert Ireland .... music editor
Harry Rabinowitz .... conductor
L. Subramaniam .... composer: additional music
L. Subramaniam .... musician: violin
Kirsty Whalley .... music engineer
 
Other crew
Siraj Bharapurwala .... production assistant
Vinaya Chandran .... production assistant
Caroline Charlety .... production assistant
Gillean Dickie .... production coordinator: UK
Amitabh Ghosh .... key production assistant
Karim Kadi .... production assistant (as Karim Kazi)
Faiza Khan .... production assistant
Sunil Kirparam .... production controller
Mahadev Mhaske .... production assistant
Zoe Morgan .... script supervisor
V.P. Sajimon .... production assistant
Parthiban Shanmugam .... production assistant
Marla Shelton .... production coordinator: New York
 
Thanks
Wahid Chowhan .... thanks
K.E. Ismail .... thanks: Minister of Revenue, Govt. of Kerala
V.P. Joy .... thanks: District Collector of Ernakulam
K.J. Sohan .... thanks
 

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Rated R for a scene of sexuality
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124 min
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Revealing mistakes: As Theresa is walking along with the procession she passes an Indian boy in the crowd who waves at the camera.See more »
Movie Connections:
Features Aar-Paar (1954)See more »
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Aar PaarSee more »

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4 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
An Anglo-Indian nurse becomes sociopathically covetous of her British masters' lives in 1957 India, 12 February 2001
Author: Derek-27 from Los Angeles, CA

First of all, the worst and most misrepresentational cover art for any video, ever. The characters and fleshy situation depicted are incidental to the film.

A movie with an utterly unlikable protagonist, and no one to identify with or get behind as an audience member. It all ends up feeling as self-important as its title character. The only reason I didn't turn it off was that nothing was on television until after the tape ran out.

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