Heat and Dust

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When Anne (Julie Christie) discovers a long-forgotten family scandal involving her deceased grandmother, Olivia (Greta Scacchi), she decides to investigate further by traveling to the scene of the crime: India. In the 1920s, Olivia had been married to an official in the colonial government, but had an affair with an Indian man that resulted in an abortion and disgrace. By coincidence, Anne also finds herself conducting an affair with an Indian man, and faces similar social prejudice.

Cast & Crew

Julie Christie
Anne (1982. In Satipur Town)
Greta Scacchi
Olivia, his wife (The Nineteen Twenties in the Civil Lines at Satipur)
Christopher Cazenove
Douglas Rivers, the Assistant Collector (The Nineteen Twenties in the Civil Lines at Satipur
Julian Glover
Olivia, his wife (The Nineteen Twenties in the Civil Lines at Satipur)
Susan Fleetwood
Mrs. Crawford, the Burra Mensahib (The Nineteen Twenties in the Civil Lines at Satipur)
Shashi Kapoor
The Nawab (At the Palace in Khatm)
Madhur Jaffrey
Begum Mussarat Jahan, the Nawab's mother (At the Palace in Khatm)
Barry Foster
Major Minnies, the Political Agent (At the Palace in Khatm)
Patrick Godfrey
Saunders, the Medical Officer (The Nineteen Twenties in the Civil Lines at Satipur)
Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
Writer (Screenplay)
Connie Kaiserman
Associate Producer
Rita Mangat
Associate Producer
Zakir Hussain
Additional Music
Richard Robbins
Original Music
Walter Lassally
Cinematographer
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Critic Reviews for Heat and Dust

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (3) | Fresh (11) | Rotten (2)

  • After 37 years, Heat and Dust stands up as an intelligent, ambitious, substantial picture - with flaws but also intriguing aspects that were perhaps not sufficiently understood at the time.

    March 8, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • There's a whole lot of cathartic pain in Heat and Dust, if you know where to look for it.

    August 29, 2017 | Full Review…
  • Heat and Dust contains wonderful sights and sounds and textures. It is seductive, treating both of its love stories with seriousness; these are not romances, but decisions to dissent.

    October 23, 2004 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • As a meditation on time, or colonialism, or national character, or on fashions in religion, philosophy, or medicine, or on the immutabilities of sex, Heat and Dust is as wise as it is unpretentious.

    March 16, 2020 | Full Review…
  • In retreating from emotional involvement with its characters, Heat and Dust ultimately suffers from the gentility it parodies.

    February 26, 2020 | Full Review…
  • Heat and Dust is an excellent film, best savored when accepting its slow rhythm. [Full Review in Spanish]

    February 5, 2020 | Full Review…

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