Before the Rains


1h 38m 2007

Brief Synopsis

Amidst the growing nationalist movement in 1930's India, T.K. Neelan, a Western-educated idealistic young Indian man, finds himself torn between his ambitions for the future and his loyalty to the past when the local villagers learn of an adulterous affair between his boss, Henry Moores, a British c

Film Details

MPAA Rating
PG-13
Genre
Drama
Foreign
Period
Release Date
2007
Distribution Company
Merchant/Ivory Productions/Roadside Attractions

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 38m

Synopsis

Amidst the growing nationalist movement in 1930's India, T.K. Neelan, a Western-educated idealistic young Indian man, finds himself torn between his ambitions for the future and his loyalty to the past when the local villagers learn of an adulterous affair between his boss, Henry Moores, a British colonialist striving to build a road to expand his spice harvesting business, and Moores' beautiful married Indian housemaid Sajani.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
PG-13
Genre
Drama
Foreign
Period
Release Date
2007
Distribution Company
Merchant/Ivory Productions/Roadside Attractions

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 38m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Spring May 9, 2008

Expanded Release in United States May 16, 2008

Released in United States on Video September 16, 2008

Released in United States October 2007

Released in United States 2008

Released in United States January 2008

Released in United States June 2008

Shown at Pusan International Film Festival (A Window on Asian Cinema) October 4-12, 2007.

Shown at Seattle International Film Festival (Contemporary World Cinema) May 22-June 15, 2008.

Shown at Tribeca Film Festival (Spotlight) April 23-May 4, 2008.

Shown at Palm Springs International Film Festival (World Cinema Now/Gala Screenings) January 3-14, 2008.

Shown at Edinburgh International Film Festival (Gala) June 18-29, 2008.

Based on "Red Roofs," part of "The Desert Trilogy: Yellow Asphalt" (Israel/2000) directed by Danny Verete.

Feature film directorial debut for Santosh Sivan.

Released in United States Spring May 9, 2008 (NY, LA)

Expanded Release in United States May 16, 2008

Released in United States on Video September 16, 2008

Released in United States October 2007 (Shown at Pusan International Film Festival (A Window on Asian Cinema) October 4-12, 2007.)

Released in United States 2008 (Shown at Seattle International Film Festival (Contemporary World Cinema) May 22-June 15, 2008.)

Released in United States 2008 (Shown at Tribeca Film Festival (Spotlight) April 23-May 4, 2008.)

Released in United States January 2008 (Shown at Palm Springs International Film Festival (World Cinema Now/Gala Screenings) January 3-14, 2008.)

Released in United States June 2008 (Shown at Edinburgh International Film Festival (Gala) June 18-29, 2008.)