The Deceivers

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 ...
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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.
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Special Features

New digital transfer, enhanced for widescreen televisions; Theatrical trailer; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/18/2005
  • UPC: 037429198520
  • Original Release: 1988
  • Rating:

  • Source: Merchant Ivory
  • Region Code: 1
  • Time: 1:42:00
  • Format: DVD

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
Akbar Bakshi
Salim Ghouse Piroo
Ramesh Goyal
Neena Gupta Widow
Nayeem Hafizka Sepoy
Bijoya Jena Harlot
H.N. Kalla Nawab Servant
Kammo Official
Goga Kapoor Shor Dhil
Kaushel
Haroon Khan
Manmohan Krishna Old Rajput
Harish Magon Sepoy
Nilesh Malhotra
Manmaujee Ferryman
Giles Masters Captain Devril
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
Tim Van Rellim Reverend Matthias
Rajesh Vivek Priest
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, Producer
John Scott Score Composer
Brian Smithies Special Effects
Richard Trevor Editor
Tim Van Rellim Co-producer
Michael White Executive Producer, Producer
Ram Yedekar Art Director
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. The Thuggee/Opening Credits [6:26]
2. A Wounded Tiger [4:40]
3. Unending Love and Faithfulness [5:26]
4. This Earthly Flame [5:44]
5. "Murder!" [5:52]
6. They Must Know Something [5:30]
7. Outside the Law [5:40]
8. Gathering Proof [5:42]
9. A Very Well Respected Man [6:57]
10. "Dance for Us" [9:29]
11. Execution of Justice [3:51]
12. The True Gopal [4:39]
13. "We Are Safe Here" [4:58]
14. The Consecrated Sugar [4:46]
15. "Can You Not Help Him?" [5:34]
16. The End of the Hunt [6:10]
17. Nowhere to Go [3:20]
18. A Moral Duty to Perform/End Credits [7:30]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Play the Movie
   Chapters
   Theatrical Trailer
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