A Passage to India Poster

Release Date: August 21st, 1997

DVD Release Date: March 20th, 2001

PG|2 hr 43 min

Plot Summary
Based on the renowned E.M. Forster novel, this expansive period drama centers on the changing dynamic between British colonials and native locals in India during the 1920s. When an outing to explore scenic caves ends in English tourist Adela Quested (Judy Davis) accusing Indian doctor Aziz Ahmed (Victor Banerjee) of rape, the incident results in a major court case, one that reinforces tensions between the British Empire and the growing movement towards Indian independence.

Cast: Judy Davis, Peggy Ashcroft, Victor Banerjee, James Fox, Alec Guinness, Nigel Havers, Richard Wilson, Antonia Pemberton

Director: David Lean

Genres: Drama

Production Co: EMI Films Ltd.

Keywords: Underdog, Doctor, Friend, Emotional, Quest

Awards

Nominated Score for a Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1985)
Nominated Production Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1985)
Nominated Costume Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1985)
Winner Actress in a Leading Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1985)
Nominated Adapted Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1985)
Nominated Cinematography
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1985)
Nominated Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1985)
Nominated Actor in a Leading Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1985)
Nominated Film Editing
Nominated Cinematography
Nominated Directing
Winner Best Foreign Language Film
Nominated Costume Design
Nominated Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Nominated Writing (Screenplay - Based on Material From Another Medium)
Nominated Actress in a Leading Role
Winner Actress in a Supporting Role
Winner Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Nominated Best Picture
Winner Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Nominated Art Direction
Nominated Sound
Nominated Best Director - Motion Picture
Winner Music (Original Score)