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Le Dernier vice-roi des Indes

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Guide for parents: disturbing, not recommended for young children, violence, offensive language.
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PG
Guide for parents: disturbing, not recommended for young children, violence, offensive language.
Year2017
Original titleViceroy's House
CountriesUnited Kingdom, India
Run time1h47m
GenreHistory-based drama
Directed byGurinder Chadha
CompanyIFC FilmsIFC Filmsmk2 MILE END
On DVD/VODDecember 12, 2017
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Synopsis

The End of an Empire. The Birth of Two Nations. VICEROY'S HOUSE tells the true story of the final months of British rule in India.

Viceroy's House in Delhi was the home of the British rulers of India. After 300 years, that rule was coming to an end. For 6 months in 1947, Lord Mountbatten, great grandson of Queen Victoria, assumed the post of the last Viceroy, charged with handing India back to its people.

The film's story unfolds within that great House. Upstairs lived Mountbatten together with his wife and daughter; downstairs lived their 500 Hindu, Muslim and Sikh servants. As the political elite - Nehru, Jinnah and Gandhi - converged on the House to wrangle over the birth of independent India, conflict erupted. A decision was taken to divide the country and create a new Muslim homeland: Pakistan. It was a decision whose consequences reverberate to this day.

The film examines these events through the prism of a marriage - that of Dickie and Edwina Mountbatten - and a romance - that between a young Hindu servant, Jeet, and his intended Muslim bride, Aalia. The young lovers find themselves caught up in the seismic end of Empire, in conflict with the Mountbattens and with their own communities, but never ever giving up hope. VICEROY'S HOUSE is a film that is both epic and intimate, with an inspirational message that celebrates tolerance. Many of the events depicted are either unknown or forgotten, but all have strong contemporary relevance in terms of lessons to be learnt concerning the politics of division and fear, the origins of religious extremism, and our moral responsibility towards migrants fleeing violence for a better life.

Starring

Hugh Bonneville
Gillian Anderson
Michael Gambon
Simon Callow
Om Puri
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