Before the Rains (DVD)

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Before The Rains (Dvd)
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From the Oscar-winning studios of Merchant Ivory. Beautiful, provocative and unforgettable. Set in 1930s southern India against the backdrop of a growing nationalist movement, Before the Rains is the English language debut of acclaimed Indian director and cinematographer Santosh Sivan (THE TERRORIST, ASOKA). Henry Moores (Linus Roache) has big plans to establish a spice plantation in Kerala. But his plans require a new road to be cleared through the vast hills, and the money and manpower to do it. To secure the trust of the local villagers, he depends on his right-hand man, T.K. (Rahul Bose) and to satisfy his baser needs, he depends on his lover – and house servant – Sajani. Played with fire and intelligence by Nandita Das, Sajani is an irresistible, quicksilver beauty. Their sojourn to collect honey in the forest turns into a charged erotic encounter, but they are witnessed by two local boys – and Sajani has a husband back in her village. How long will it be before her betrayal becomes known? The risk escalates when Henry’s wife and son arrive from England. Domestic demands rein him in, but Sajani will not be cast aside so easily. Threatened with death in her own village, she presses T.K. for help and Henry for refuge. Henry cannot reveal his infidelity, so he does what any man in his position might have resorted to at the time. Can his power and privilege still protect him?

“A sweeping film full of striking vistas, Before the Rains has the look of a fine period epic, but as it binds its characters tighter and tighter within their dilemmas, it reveals the gears of a good film noir”. Cameron Bailey Toronto International Film Festival

“A stunning film!” New York Observer

Official Selection Toronto International Film Festival / Tribeca Film Festival

Pusan Film Festival / Dubai Film Festival

Houston WorldFest Winner 3 Awards!

Best Picture / Best Cinematography - Santosh Sivan / Best Music - Mark Kilian

Extras: Trailer / Image Gallery


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