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The Bengali Night (1988)

La nuit Bengali (original title)
A British engineer becomes entangled in a forbidden romance with his Indian employer's eldest daughter. As their passion ignites, the East-meets-West clash of cultures leads to surprising ... See full summary »

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Nicolas Klotz
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Hugh Grant ... Allan
Shabana Azmi ... Indira Sen
Supriya Pathak ... Gayatri
John Hurt ... Lucien Metz
Soumitra Chatterjee ... Narendra Sen
Anne Brochet ... Guertie
Pierre-Loup Rajot Pierre-Loup Rajot ... Harold
Elisabeth Perceval Elisabeth Perceval ... Norinne
Anjan Dutt ... Khokha
Poornima Pathwardhan Poornima Pathwardhan ... Lilou
Steve Potts Steve Potts ... Steve
Utpal Dutt ... The Priest
Srirupa Chatterjee Srirupa Chatterjee ... Supriya
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A British engineer becomes entangled in a forbidden romance with his Indian employer's eldest daughter. As their passion ignites, the East-meets-West clash of cultures leads to surprising and tragic consequences.

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Country:

France | Switzerland | UK

Language:

French | English

Release Date:

26 October 1988 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

As Noites de Bengali See more »

Filming Locations:

India See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Fujicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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One of several mid to late 1980s period movies featuring Hugh Grant. The others being Maurice (1987), The Dawning (1988), White Mischief (1987), Champagne Charlie (1989), Rowing with the Wind (1988), The Lair of the White Worm (1988), and The Lady and the Highwayman (1989). See more »

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Clarinet Solo
Written and Performed by Michel Portal
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A Beautiful and Exotic Romance
11 July 2003 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

Allan (Hugh Grant in the beginning of his career) is an English engineer of about twenty-six years old expatriated in India who builds bridges and roads. One day, he got ill and his boss invites him to stay in his huge home with his family (his wife and his two daughters). There, Allan will fall in love with the older daughter Gayatri (Supriya Patrak). However, the abyss between European and Indian cultures and the lack of comprehension and misunderstanding of the Indian culture by Allan will lead the lovers and the Indian family to a tragic end. The story does not situate the viewer in an exact period of the Twentieth Century (maybe in the 50's), but the romance is wonderful and exotic and supported by a great cast. The character of John Hurt has a small participation in the plot, but with a great and intense acting. The actresses who played the mother Indira Sen (Shabana Azmi) and Gayatri (Supriya Patrak) are of an incredible beauty. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "As Noites de Bengali" ("The Nights of Bengalli")


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