Besieged Movie Review 1998

Information and Film Reviews for Besieged the Movie

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Fans of Bertolucci will enjoy this airy quasi-love story, but the slow pace and meandering plot will frustrate other viewers. Shandurai (Newton) moves to Rome after her husband becomes a political prisoner in Kenya. In order to put herself through medical school, she takes a job as a maid for an eccentric British musician (Thewlis). He begins to fall for his beautiful housekeeper, but she ignores his advances. To prove his love, he begins selling off his personal belongings so he can bribe officials to release her husband.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 94 minutes.
Originally from Italian.

Cast and Crew

Romantic Drama, Only the Lonely, Rome--Modern
Bernardo Bertolucci, Clare Peploe
David Thewlis, Thandie Newton, Claudio Santamaria
Fabio Cianchetti
Bernardo Bertolucci
Alessio Vlad
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