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A Passage to India Movie Review Summary

Actors: Judy Davis, Peggy Ashcroft, James Fox, Alec Guinness, Victor Banerjee, Nigel Havers

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Based on E. M. Forster novel, A PASSAGE TO INDIA is a movie written and directed by David Lean in 1984. This film earned 11 nominations for the 1985 Academy Awards and won two of them (Peggy Ashcroft and Maurice Jarre).

Adela and her future mother-in-law, Mrs. Moore, have just arrived in India. Adela is expecting so much from her encounter with the Indian culture that she's deceived by her fiancÚ's behaviour in front of the native population.

In fact, Nigel Havers has simply adopted the attitude common to the whole British community here who tries to import the British way of life in the middle of India. Tensions between the two communities will rise when Adela accuses her new Indian friend, Doctor Aziz, of having tried to rape her while visiting the local caverns.
The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler








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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1900-1920's Ethnic/Regional/Gender story?    -   Yes Ethnic/region/relig    -   British    -   Indian Indian

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   British

Setting

Asia/Pacific/Middle East    -   Yes Asian country:    -   India Mountains/Cliffs    -   Yes Water?    -   Yes Water:    -   pleasure/love boat City?    -   Yes City:    -   dirty, grimy (like New York) Misc setting    -   moving train

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Any profanity?    -   None Is this movie based on a    -   book

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