India, 1795: the British East India Company are vying for power, competing with their French adversaries as they bid to take over India and become the world’s first super power. John Beecham – played by Tom Bateman (“Vanity Fair,” “Murder on the Orient Express”) leaves Calcutta under a shadow. He moves into a grand mansion in Delhi and starts a new life. But how long can he survive before his secret past is revealed? What does this past mean for his descendants in generations to come? Gurinder Chadha – writer, director and producer of “Bend It Like Beckham” and “Viceroy’s House” – conjures a cut-and-thrust world of corporate expansion and political unrest at a turbulent time in a divided country. But at its heart are intimate relationships and personal interactions that constantly challenge the values and desires of residents and staff.

In English

2019

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