An ambitious adaptation of E.M. Forster's complex novel about relations between Brits and Indians in the 1920s. Drama centers on a young British woman's accusations that an Indian doctor raped her while serving as a guide in some rather ominous caves. Film occasionally flags, but is usually compelling. Features particularly strong performances from Bannerjee, Fox, and Davis.
Home Vision Cinema, c/o Image Entertainment, 20525 Nordhoff St., Ste. 200, Chatsworth, CA 91311, URL: http://www.homevision.com
Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 163 minutes.
Originally from British.
Oscars 1984: Support. Actress (Ashcroft), Orig. Score; British Acad. 1985: Actress (Ashcroft); Golden Globes 1985: Foreign Film, Support. Actress (Ashcroft), Score; L.A. Film Critics 1984: Support. Actress (Ashcroft); Natl. Bd. of Review 1984: Actor (Banerjee), Actress (Ashcroft), Director (Lean); N.Y. Film Critics 1984: Actress (Ashcroft), Director (Lean), Film.
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