Before the Rains

Passion has its price.


Before the Rains
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

Showtimes

Just a quick cuddle before the tea...
Just a quick cuddle before the tea...

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
SA distributorUIP
Made in2007
Produced byAdirondack Pictures, Echo Lake Productions, Excalibur Pictures, Merchant Ivory Productions, Santosh Sivan Productions

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Film and Publications Board (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
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Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Theresa Smith
10
Die Burger
Rozanne Els
10
Sunday Times
Barry Ronge
10
24.com
5
Chicago Sunday Times
Roger Ebert quote iconI found it refreshing to see a one-level story told with passion and romanticism.
13
eye Weekly
Adam Nayman quote iconThe story and its carefully italicized implications are too pat to be properly unnerving.
5
Metacritic.com
19 critics
9
Rottentomatoes critics
51 critics
10
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconWhile lushly photographed and politically suggestive, this soapy melodrama lacks emotional resonance.
9

What the People say

Internet
304 Netizens quote iconDull and Derivative
13

Average .. 47%

9

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