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The Darjeeling Limited (2007)

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A year after their father's funeral, three brothers travel across India by train in an attempt to bond with each other.

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Wes Anderson
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Owen Wilson ... Francis
Adrien Brody ... Peter
Jason Schwartzman ... Jack
Amara Karan ... Rita
Wallace Wolodarsky ... Brendan (as Wally Wolodarsky)
Waris Ahluwalia ... The Chief Steward
Irrfan Khan ... The Father
Barbet Schroeder ... The Mechanic
Camilla Rutherford ... Alice
Bill Murray ... The Businessman
Anjelica Huston ... Patricia
A.P. Singh A.P. Singh ... Taxi Driver
Kumar Pallana ... Old Man
Dalpat Singh Dalpat Singh ... Waiter
Trudy Matthys Trudy Matthys ... German Lady #1 (as Trudy Mathis)
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Storyline

A year after the accidental death of their father, three brothers -- each suffering from depression - meet for a train trip across India. Francis, the eldest, has organized it. The brothers argue, sulk, resent each other, and fight. The youngest, Jack, estranged from his girlfriend, is attracted to one of the train's attendants. Peter has left his pregnant wife at home, and he buys a venomous snake. After a few days, Francis discloses their surprising and disconcerting destination. Amid foreign surroundings, can the brothers sort out their differences? A funeral, a meditation, a hilltop ritual, and the Bengal Lancer figure in the reconciliation. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Taglines:

I want us to be brothers again, like we used to be.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Hindi | German | Tibetan

Release Date:

26 October 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Darjeeling Limited See more »

Filming Locations:

India See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$16,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$134,938, 30 September 2007

Gross USA:

$11,902,715

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$35,078,918
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Sound Mix:

SDDS | Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.40 : 1
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Trivia

Adrien Brody remarked that during the river scene, Wes Anderson's instructions were the exact opposite of what he'd intended to do. See more »

Goofs

When Peter reads Jack's short story on the train, the first shot shows him reading the first page. In the next shot, he is reading a different page (the page has been turned to hide the paper clip that is holding the story together). In the next shot, the first page is showing again, without being folded back. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
The Businessman: That's my train.
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Connections

References The Music Room (1958) See more »

Soundtracks

Music
from the Film The Householder (1963)
Original Music by Jyotirindra Moitra
Courtesy of Merchant Ivory Productions, Ltd.
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Where's the nearest train to India?
20 March 2010 | by lewiskendellSee all my reviews

The Darjeeling Limited is certainly a visually appealing movie. The rich colors of southeast Asia mesh wonderfully with Anderson's penchant for precise set-pieces, and it make the entire experience a pleasure to watch. 

As for the rest of the movie, you probably already know if you're into Wes Anderson's brand of story. The father issues, the esoteric musical choices, the slightly surreal quality of each character - it's all here. The three brothers are well-conceived, with personalities that directly influence the overall narrative and the resolution. I liked it. It's more of the same, but pleasant enough to make that seem like a minor issue.

Oh, and be sure to watch the Hotel Chevalier short before The Darjeeling Limited. It helps fill in the back-story for one of the brothers, and it's an interesting movie in it's own right.   


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