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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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Tagline:
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 »
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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
Prince Bagdasarian .... high definition coordinator
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
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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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for violent content and a scene of sexuality
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98 min
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Certification:
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 »
Movie Connections:
Remake of Asphalt Zahov (2000)See more »

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This one took me by surprise..., 6 May 2012
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

When I first began watching this film, I thought it was a movie that romanticized adultery. After all, the first minutes of the film show a very romantic tryst between a Brit living in India (Linus Roache) and his maid (Nanditas Das). However, this is not where the film went and I was quite impressed overall. You see, it turns out that the love is very one-sided. The Brit is married to a sweet lady and you can't see any reason for the man having an affair other than he's a sleazy dog. And, in many ways, this character appears to be a metaphor for the British in India--as he uses this woman and feels a certain sense of superiority. Where all this goes is very gripping--and I was caught by surprise many times. The film is full of interesting characters (especially Rahul Bose, who plays a VERY devoted servant who evolves throughout the film), an excellent script that is intelligently written and assumes the audience isn't stupid and wonderful locales. My only reservation is a small one--and some of the ending is a bit anti-climactic and certainly won't sit well with all the viewers. Still, it's a very good film and one well worth your time.

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