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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 »

Writers:

Rumer Godden (novel), Ken Taylor
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Cast

Credited cast:
Peter Egan ... Sir Edward Gwithian
Jennifer Caron Hall Jennifer Caron Hall ... Alix Lamont
Hattie Morahan ... Una Gwithian
Naveen Andrews ... Ravi Battacharya
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Masood Akhtar Masood Akhtar ... Chinaberry
Ram Gopal Bajaj ... Sri Battacharya
Arun Bali ... Prof. Asutoth
Ashok Banthia Ashok Banthia ... Ram Chand
Laura Barneby Laura Barneby ... Hal Gwithian
Suresh Bhagwat Suresh Bhagwat ... Mr. Sen
Laura Brook Laura Brook ... Mrs. Porter
G.C. Chatterjee G.C. Chatterjee ... Ganesh
Sunil Chhabra Sunil Chhabra ... Hairdresser (as Sunil Chabra)
Ajinkya Deo ... Vikram Singh
Debatosh Ghosh 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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Drama

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Official Sites:

PBS [United States]

Country:

UK | India

Language:

English | Hindi

Release Date:

1 January 1996 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Primavera dos Pavões See more »

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Stereo

Color:

Color
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A lovely and well-acted film.
21 June 2000 | by lev-36See 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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