A Passage to India

A Passage to India

DVD - 2000
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While on a trip in 1928 to visit her son, Mrs. Moore, accompanied by her son's fiancee, is appalled at the treatment of the Indians by the ruling British government. Later, they befriend a native Indian who, over-stepping the accepted norms of his culture, invites the two ladies on an excursion. In a strange turn of events, he is accused of attempting to rape the young woman.
Publisher: Culver City, Calif. : Columbia Tristar Home Video, 2000
Edition: Digitally mastered anamorphic widescreen version
ISBN: 9780767859868
0767859863
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (164 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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jazpur
Oct 08, 2015

Based on E M Forster's novel, directed by David Lean. Wonderful cast.Highly recommended for a picture of life in India in the later years of British rule.

7duffy Mar 06, 2015

A sweeping epic from David Lean and nobody does those anymore (or better). A bit long and drawn out in the beginning (could be construed as boring), but picks ups mid-way through the film. Decent story with many elements in play, set against English occupation of India in the 1920's. I wasn't sure if there were some feelings between Judy Davis's character & Dr. Aziz and I wasn't going to go back to watch and find out. The cast is excellent. Look for Alec Guinness as a Hindu Obi Wan Kenobe.

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re_discover
Nov 25, 2013

This movie just seemed to fall apart in the end. I was very disapointed.

d2013 Oct 19, 2013

A slow drama set in the '20s but beautifully photographed and worth a watch. Well done.

hania4987 Jul 07, 2013

a simple story which is turned into an epic ... incredible cinematography ... but the depiction of cultural divides and misunderstandings is timeless and profound

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hajt3
Jul 14, 2012

classic

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Liber_vermis
Apr 09, 2012

Simply one of the greatest dramatic films ever and the cinematography is spectacular. Small things go awry ... and an Empire collapses.

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melbl8tr
Oct 13, 2010

A well-crafted film that explores many different themes - repression, racism, forgiveness, tolerance and justice. Visually stunning as well.

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Liber_vermis
Apr 23, 2012

British teacher, Richard Fielding: Godbole, have you grasped that Aziz is in prison?
Professor Godbole, a Brahmin: Yes, yes. …
F: Then, how can you be so indifferent? Don’t you care what happens to him?
G: Yes, yes, but it is of no consequence whether I care or do not care. The outcome is already decided.
F: Destiny …karma.
G: Just so, Mr. Fielding. We are all part of a pattern we can’t perceive. …
F: At this moment my only interest is to do something for Aziz.
G: Excuse me, but nothing you do will change the outcome.
F: So do nothing? Is that your philosophy?
G: My philosophy is: You can do what you like but the outcome will be the same.
A few scenes later Mrs. Moore, the chaperone of Adela Quested, the victim, and her son, the local magistrate and Ms. Quested’s fiancé, argue about the incident:
Ronny Heaslop: What about Adela?
M: I like Adela. She has character.
R: Don’t you want to help her?
M: Nothing I can say or do will make the least difference.

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