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English, August
(English, August)

by Dev BENEGAL

Agastya Sen, nicknamed “English, August”, speaks and thinks in English. A lover of poetry, he listens to Bob Dylan, rock and jazz and reads Marcus Aurelius. He is also an Administrative Service Officier, a member of the most influential and powerful cadre of civil servants in India. He will be part of modern India’s governing elite. He is sent off for a year’s training to Madna, an obscure small town in the backwaters. Culture shock in his own country follows. He feels like a foreigner, but most survive. August is surrounded by wild characters : Srivastrava, the pompous head bureaucrat and his wife Malti, the fashion and cultural leader of the town ; Sathe, a local pothead and cartoonist ; Kumar, the Police Superintendent and connoisseur of porn films ; and Frog-to, the world’s worst cook. August is also surrounded bu India as it is…

  • Titre français
    English, August, une histoire indienne
  • Original title
    English, August
  • Titre international
    English, August
  • Scénario
    Upamanyu Chatterjee, Dev Benegal d'après le roman de U. Chatterjee "English, August"
  • Photo
    Anoop Jotwani, Mohaman K.U.
  • Montage
    Dev Benegal
  • Son
    Vikram Joglekar
  • Musique
    Vikram Joglekar, D. Wood
  • Interprétation
    Rahul Bose, Salim Shah, Shivaji Satham, Veerendra Saxena, Yogendra Tikku, Vivek Shah, Tanvi Azmi, Mita Vashisht, Shivraj
  • Production
    Tropicfilm
  • Prix obtenus
    Montgolfière d'argent
  • Sous-titrage
    VOSTF

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