Besieged Poster

Release Date: June 11th, 1999

DVD Release Date: December 9th, 1999

R|1 hr 34 min

Plot Summary
Mild-mannered composer Jason Kinsky (David Thewlis) hires Shandurai (Thandie Newton), a medical student and recent immigrant from Africa, to work as a part-time maid in his home. As the repressed maestro observes his intoxicating new employee, Shandurai reveals herself to be a free spirit with a captivating sadness. And, when Kinsky suddenly declares his undying love for her, she sends him on a dark journey into the depths of passion, jealousy and political intrigue.

Cast: Thandie Newton, David Thewlis, Claudio Santamaria, Massimo De Rossi, Cyril Nri, Paul Osul, Veronica Lazar, Alexander Menis

Director: Bernardo Bertolucci

Genres: Drama

Distributors: Fine Line Features

Keywords: 1990s, Love triangle, Melodramatic, Quest, Brooding, Forbidden love, Husband