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Immaculate Conception (1992)

Not Rated | | Drama | 26 October 1992 (USA)
A childless Western couple visit a fertility shrine in Karachi run by eunuchs and set off a huge culture clash.

Director:

Jamil Dehlavi

Writer:

Jamil Dehlavi
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Wilby ... Alistair
Melissa Leo ... Hannah
Shabana Azmi ... Samira
Zia Mohyeddin ... Shehzada
James Cossins ... Godfrey
Shreeram Lagoo ... Dadaji (as Dr. Shreeram Lagoo)
Ronny Jhutti ... Kamal
Tim Choate ... David
Bhasker Patel ... Raju (as Bhaskar)
Bill Bailey Bill Bailey ... American Consul
Zafar Hameed Zafar Hameed ... Saeed Ahmed
Zahoor Ahmad Zahoor Ahmad ... Guardian of Mosque
Yaqoob Zakaria Yaqoob Zakaria ... Guardian of Mosque
Nasir Anwar Khan Nasir Anwar Khan ... Guardian of Mosque
Sultan Khan Sultan Khan ... Police Inspector
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Storyline

Hannah, a US senator's Jewish-American daughter, and her British lover Alistair, working as an environmentalist in Pakistan, are desperate for a child. One day with her Pakistani friend, Samira, a photographer for National Geographic she visits the eunuch shrine of Gulab Shah which has a reputation for curing infertility. They spend a few days in a special room in the shrine and one night after they have a short sex, Alistair falls deep sleep because of the drugged herb they have drunk and Hannah is conceived in front of all eunuchs - while she is half awake by a young boy, Kamal who works there. While Hannah is very happy with her pregnancy, Alistair is embroiled in a brief love affair with widow Samira who is a single heir of a very rich grandfather. Meanwhile, the eunuchs from the shrine develop an interest in Hannah's baby, leading to tension from the clash of cultures and religious beliefs.

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They Chose the Worst Time and Place to Make the Impossible Happen

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Drama

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The film had a theatrical release in Vancouver,British Columbia,Canada. The film premiered at the Regal Theatre, located on 3215 Kingsway Street. See more »

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weird movie
24 December 2019 | by youkashiYokosukaSee all my reviews

Such horrible movie to watch. Every scene in this movie is completely mess.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 October 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Imaculada Concepção See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Dehlavi Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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