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Before the Rains

Before the Rains

Passion has its price.
  • Just a quick cuddle before the tea...

This Merchant-Ivory production is set in 1930s southern India, against the backdrop of a growing nationalist movement. An idealistic young Indian man finds himself torn between his ambitions for the future and his loyalty to the past when people in his village learn of an affair between his married British boss and a village woman.


96 minutes, No persons under 13 (Sex, Violence)
Drama, On the art circuit

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Credits
Cast
Linus Roache, Rahul Bose, Nandita Das, Jennifer Ehle, Leopold Benedict
Director
Santosh Sivan
ScreenplayCathy Rabin, based on the 2001 film by Dan Verete
MusicMark Kilian
CinematographySantosh Sivan
EditingSteven Cohen, A. Sreekar Prasad
Sound formatsDolby Digital
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2007
Produced byAdirondack Pictures, Echo Lake Productions, Excalibur Pictures, Merchant Ivory Productions, Santosh Sivan Productions

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FPB Report (SA)
GenreDrama
LanguageVery mild, infrequent, no impact
NudityNone
SexImplied with suggestive sounds, fairly sensual scene, infrequent
ViolenceModerate violence, mild blood, infrequent, also domestic violence.
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsNone
These details are supplied by the FPB. If you have a problem with any of the above, please take it up directly with the FPB. Read the Classification Guidelines.


Ratings
Scale (Max)20
South African Media
Cape Argus/The StarTheresa Smith10
Die BurgerRozanne Els10
Sunday TimesBarry Ronge10
24.com5
International Media
Chicago Sunday TimesRoger Ebert quote icon 13
eye Weekly (Canada)Adam Nayman quote icon 5
Metacritic.com19 critics9
RottenTomatoes.com51 critics10
RottenTomatoes.comTomatometer quote icon 9
IMDB304 Netizens quote icon 13
Average .. 47%9


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