A Passage to India

A Passage to India

DVD - 2008
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The story of love and class-struggle in British-occupied India in 1928. Adela Quested travels to India to visit her fianc©♭, who is the city magistrate of Chandrapore. She is accompanied on the adventure by his mother, Mrs. Moore. Flouting convention, the two women accompany the handsome Dr. Aziz on a tour of the Marabar Caves. Things turn ugly when Adela returns scratched and bloodied from the expedition. As British authorities urge her to press charges against Aziz, the line separating truth and fantasy begins to blur - and nothing is quite what it seems.
Publisher: Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, ©2008
Edition: Collector's edition widescreen
Description: 2 videodiscs (ca. 164 min.) : sd., col
Branch Call Number: DVD Pass

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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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