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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Cathy Rabin (screenplay)
Dan Verete (2001 film "Asphalt Zahov")
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Release Date:
25 July 2008 (UK) See more »
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Passion has its price.
Plot:
A English spice baron settles in South India during the waning years of the Raj. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
1 win & 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
A must see film See more (23 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Linus Roache ... Henry Moores
Rahul Bose ... T. K. Neelan

Nandita Das ... Sajani

Jennifer Ehle ... Laura Moores
Leopold Benedict ... Peter Moores
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dr. Ambikathmajan ... T.K.'s Headmaster
Indrajith ... Manas
Lakshmi Krishnamurthy ... T.K.'s mom
Lal ... Rajat (as Lal Paul)

John Standing ... Charles Humphries
Thilakan ... T.K.'s Father
Ejji K. Umamahesh ... Inspector Sampath
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Directed by
Santosh Sivan 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Cathy Rabin (screenplay)

Dan Verete (2001 film "Asphalt Zahov") (as Dany Vert)

Produced by
Mark Burton .... producer
Steven Cohen .... associate producer
Howard Frumes .... executive producer
Paul Hardart .... producer
Tom Hardart .... producer
Doug Mankoff .... producer
Pauline Piechota .... co-producer
Ashok Rao .... executive producer
Mubina Rattonsey .... co-producer
Andrew Spaulding .... producer
Jessica Stamen .... co-producer
Milind Vereker .... line producer
Jane Villiers .... executive producer
Amotz Zakai .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Mark Kilian 
 
Cinematography by
Santosh Sivan (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Steven Cohen 
A. Sreekar Prasad 
 
Casting by
Daniel Hubbard  (as Dan Hubbard)
 
Production Design by
Sunil Babu 
 
Costume Design by
Satheesh S.B.  (as S.B. Satheesan)
 
Production Management
Ian Kennedy .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Kamal K.M. .... first assistant director (as Kamal Mohammed)
Ritesh Menon .... second second assistant director
 
Sound Department
Caoimhe Doyle .... foley artist
Brian Dunlop .... assistant sound editor
David Esparza .... supervising sound effects editor
Robert Jackson .... supervising dialogue editor
John Ross .... sound re-recording mixer
Paul Schwartz .... sound mixer
Leslie Shatz .... supervising sound editor
Melissa Sherwood Hofmann .... sound re-recording mixer
Don White .... foley recording mixer
 
Visual Effects by
Rachel Clement .... digital cleanup artist
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Alphonse Roy .... second unit photographer
Anjuli Shukla .... first assistant camera
Sojan .... loader
 
Casting Department
Kelly Valentine Hendry .... casting associate
 
Editorial Department
Dennis Little .... digital intermediate production coordinator
Jon Pehlke .... on-line editor
Sarah Priestnall .... production supervisor: digital intermediate
Steven Ramirez .... assistant editor
Kurt Tuffendsam .... digital intermediate project manager
 
Music Department
Marcus Barone .... producer: soundtrack album
Christine Bergren .... music clearances
Roman Kovalik .... assistant to composer
Jonathan Schultz .... score consultant
Matt Shelton .... music editor
Casey Stone .... music scoring mixer
 
Other crew
Prince Bagdasarian .... high definition coordinator
Maryann C. Contrubis .... u.s. accountant (as Maryann C. Fondulas)
J.P. Pettinato .... production consultant
Arturo Lopez Uscanga .... scanning manager
 
Thanks
Ivan Padmachandran .... thanks
Alpita Patel .... special thanks
Vijay Venkataramanan .... thanks
 

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Rated PG-13 for violent content and a scene of sexuality
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98 min
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Australia:M | Canada:PG (Alberta/British Columbia/Ontario) | Canada:14A (Manitoba) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Finland:K-13 | Singapore:PG | UK:12 | USA:PG-13
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Anachronisms: The story takes place in 1937, but the pickup truck seen throughout the film is a 1950's Jeepster truck.See more »
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Remake of Asphalt Zahov (2000)See more »

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35 out of 42 people found the following review useful.
A must see film, 20 May 2008
Author: ashoktrex from United States

Stunning, superb film. Completely deserving of having won "Best Picture" at the Worldfest film festival. This romantic drama/tragedy, set in the Colonial India of the 1930's is compelling, and is even more poignant when put in context of the emerging Independence movement in India at that time. The powerful subtext is the end of Colonialism. The performances by the actors are outstanding - particularly Linus Roache (of Law and Order fame), Rahul Bose, Nandita Das and Jennifer Ehle.

Energizing the story are four magnificent performances. Linus Roache as the English planter Henry Moores is trapped by a slowly debilitating moral choice, and his gradual moral deterioration is a symbol for every good Englishman whose moral shortcomings were tested in the era of empire. Nandita Das's wonderful portrayal as Henry's mistress Sajani is remarkably sensitive and very poignant. She is head-strongly in love, yet naive as to the ramifications of her reckless love affair. Her natural empathy for her character turns a potential victim into an emblem of feminine struggle. Jennifer Ehle as Herny's wife is probably the scene stealer of the movie.

A marvelous performance is delivered by Rahul Bose, as the man caught in the middle - T.K. Neelam, the planter's trusted foreman and friend, who is caught in the middle as his two worlds collide. A Western educated man but with strong roots in his tribal village, TK has to choose whether is it right to betray a friend or one's own people? T.K. final choice forms the climax of the film when he forsakes both worlds for the Gandhian Independence movement.

Santosh Sivan demonstrates his genius behind the lens, with breathtaking Cinematography, and Mark Killian outdoes his score from the Oscar winning film - Tsotsi. A MUST SEE FILM.

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