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The deceivers, directed by Nicholas Meyer

Label
The deceivers, directed by Nicholas Meyer
Language
eng
Characteristic
videorecording
Intended audience
MPAA rating: PG-13
Main title
The deceivers
Medium
videorecording
Oclc number
1284999828
Responsibility statement
directed by Nicholas Meyer
Runtime
103
Series statement
The Merchant Ivory library
Summary
A new digital restoration of this Merchant Ivory classic. In the early 1980's Merchant first set in motion a project of which he had long dreamed, and that he was to do outside of his usual collaboration with Jhabvala and Ivory, the making of The Deceivers. The Deceiversis adapted from the John Masters novel, set in India in 1825, which depicts the exploits of William Savage (based on William Sleeman of the Indian Political Service), who disguises himself as an Indian in order to expose and destroy a secret cult whose members, the infamous Thugees, ritually murdered and robbed travelers in the name of the goddess Kali. Merchant had read the novel years before, been struck by it, and later decided to film it. The movie was slow in getting into production, however, and once into that stage presented such an array of problems as to stagger even Merchant. An entire book, Hullabaloo in Old Jeypore: The Making of "The Deceivers", was needed for Merchant to set down all that occurred
Technique
live action
Classification
resource.filmdirector
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