The mystic masseur [videorecording] / Merchant Ivory Productions presents in association with Pritish Nandy Communications and Video Associates Ltd. ; a film by Ismail Merchant
DVDs | Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment | 2002 | Widescreen version.
Available at Adult DVD-Feature Film (Call number: DVD M DRAMA)
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Culver City, Calif. : Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment, 2002.
1 videodisc (118 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD, Dolby 5.1 surround.
Om Puri, James Fox, Aasif Mandvi, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Ayesha Dharker, Jimi Mistry, Zohra Segal, Sakina Jaffrey.
Photography, Ernie Vincze ; editor, Roberto Silvi ; music, Richard Robbins, Zakir Hussain ; producers, Nayeem Hafizka, Richard Hawley ; screenplay, Caryl Phillips ; director, Ismail Merchant.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2001.
Based on the novel by V.S. Naipaul.
MPAA rating: PG; for mild language.
Set amidst the large and prosperous Indian community in mid-20th century Trinidad, The mystic masseur is a magical, bittersweet fable about Ganesh, a young, aspiring author whose unexpected talents as a healer bring him local fame and enable him to realize his ambitions as a writer. But he also realizes his limitations when his reputation as the legendary "mystic masseur" propels him to national renown and draws him far from his roots and his true self.
MW, 6-03; 7-05(add)
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