The Far Pavilions

The Far Pavilions

DVD - 1984
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A haunting tale of the love of an English officer for an Indian princess, set against the splendor of Imperial India in the 19th century.
Publisher: Silver Spring, MD : Acorn Media, c1984
ISBN: 9781569384275
1569384274
Branch Call Number: FAR
Characteristics: 2 dvds (303 min.) : sd., col. ; 12 cm

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WHARRIS400
Apr 03, 2016

Made in the pre-Bollywood era (1984) so a few of the major Indian roles were played by well known non-Indian actors (Amy Irving, Omar Sharif, Christopher Lee). But just relax into this and enjoy it: the scenery, staging, and settings are lavish and convincing, and become a major part of the story in themselves. This is Ben Cross's film but watch how Amy Irving (as a stunning and exotic Anjuli) quietly dominates every scene she is in.

Veepea Feb 28, 2016

I thought the story was very slow-paced and dull, if it had been 1.5 hours instead of 5 it would have been more entertaining. It was interesting to learn more about Indian culture, at least. Most of the "Indians" are played by British actors. If you are interested in Indian history, try some Bollywood films, they are just as long as this one but are much more dramatic and have actual Indians playing the leads (and they don't always have musical numbers.) Jodhaa Akbar is a good one.

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singasong70
May 12, 2015

*****
Loved every minute of it. I've watched it 4 x at least over the years and bought a copy recently (need the subtitles). Ben Cross is especially good - worth watching this for all by himself.

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tiger58
Nov 21, 2012

A long movie. Lots of fast fowarding needed to be done. They didn't get the lighting right during the night scenes; however, the actual story itself is quite interesting.

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