Deceivers

Deceivers

Director: Nicholas Meyer

Cast: Nicholas Meyer, Pierce Brosnan, Saeed Jaffrey, Shashi Kapoor

     
 

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This historical drama, based on a novel by John Masters that was in turn inspired by actual events, follows William Savage (Pierce Brosnan), a British agent of the East India Company, as he is sent with his new wife to India in the early 19th century. While Savage holds the unusually progressive view that the people of India are human and deserve to be treated with… See more details below

Overview

This historical drama, based on a novel by John Masters that was in turn inspired by actual events, follows William Savage (Pierce Brosnan), a British agent of the East India Company, as he is sent with his new wife to India in the early 19th century. While Savage holds the unusually progressive view that the people of India are human and deserve to be treated with dignity and respect, he is still a very proper subject of the British empire and behaves accordingly. One night, when he sees a group of seemingly crazed men rob and kill a defenseless woman, he demands to know what has happened. He learns that the killers were members of a bizarre cult called the Thugees; Savage is determined to do something about them, and he works his way into the group by disguising himself as one of their number; however, the more Savage tries to win the trust of the Thugees, the more he must act as one of them, which leads him into a murderous secret life of his own. The Deceivers was produced by Ismail Merchant, his first film with a director other than James Ivory.This historical drama, based on a novel by John Masters that was in turn inspired by actual events, follows William Savage (Pierce Brosnan), a British agent of the East India Company, as he is sent with his new wife to India in the early 19th century. While Savage holds the unusually progressive view that the people of India are human and deserve to be treated with dignity and respect, he is still a very proper subject of the British empire and behaves accordingly. One night, when he sees a group of seemingly crazed men rob and kill a defenseless woman, he demands to know what has happened. He learns that the killers were members of a bizarre cult called the Thugees; Savage is determined to do something about them, and he works his way into the group by disguising himself as one of their number; however, the more Savage tries to win the trust of the Thugees, the more he must act as one of them, which leads him into a murderous secret life of his own. The Deceivers was produced by Ismail Merchant, his first film with a director other than James Ivory.

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Product Details

Release Date:
01/18/2005
UPC:
0037429198520
Original Release:
1988
Rating:
NR
Source:
Merchant Ivory
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:42:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Pierce Brosnan William Savage
Saeed Jaffrey Hussein
Shashi Kapoor Chandra Singh
Helena Michell Sarah Wilson
Keith Michell Col. Wilson
David Robb George Angelsmith
Tariq Yunus Feringea
Jalal Agha Nawab
Gary Cady Lt. Maunsell
Amin Actor
Akbar Bakshi Actor
Ramesh Goyal Actor
Nayeem Hafizka Sepoy
H.N. Kalla Nawab Servant
Kammo Official
Kaushel Actor
Haroon Khan Actor
Manmohan Krishna Old Rajput
Harish Magon Sepoy
Nilesh Malhotra Actor
Manmaujee Ferryman
Ramesh Ranga Rajput's Son
Dalip Singh Rathore Sowar
Gilla Sethna Chandra Singh's Maidservant
Kanwaljit Singh Gopal
R.P. Sondhi Prisoner
Shanmukha Srinivas Hira Lal
Dalip Tahil Daffadar Ganesha
Rajesh Vivek Priest
Salim Ghouse Piroo
Neena Gupta Widow
Bijoya Jena Harlot
Goga Kapoor Shor Dhil
Giles Masters Captain Devril
Tim Van Rellim Reverend Matthias

Technical Credits
Nicholas Meyer Director
Ken Adam Production Designer
Jenny Beavan Costumes/Costume Designer
John Bright Costumes/Costume Designer
Gerry Crampton Stunts
Leon Falk Associate Producer
Denny Martin Flinn Choreography
Celestia Fox Casting
Franco Fumagalli Art Director
Michael Hirst Screenwriter
Claude Hitchcock Sound/Sound Designer
Jennifer Jaffrey Casting
Gordon Kay Makeup
Walter Lassally Cinematographer
Ismail Merchant Co-producer
Michael White Executive Producer
John Scott Score Composer
Brian Smithies Special Effects
Richard Trevor Editor
Tim Van Rellim Co-producer
Ram Yedekar Art Director

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
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   Chapters
   Theatrical Trailer

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