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A Passage to India (1984)

US 163m, Colour
Director: David Lean; Cast: Judy Davis, Victor Banerjee, Peggy Ashcroft, James Fox, Alec Guinness

Based on the 1924 E.M. Forster novel of the same name, A Passage to India has the look and feel an epic movie, but has a surprisingly intimate story. Set in the 1920s, during the period of rising sentiment for Indian independence, this sometimes dark comedic tale is a criticism of British colonialism. Injustice is portrayed through the trial of a young doctor who is falsely accused of attacking a British woman while on an extravagant wilderness excursion which he organized. Gorgeous photography and thoughtful performances surround a frustratingly engaging, but otherwise largely anticlimactic story (Klaus Ming February 2012).

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