Romance


The Painted Veil
Based on a short story by Somerset Maugham, this film is set in China in the 1920s. When a doctor discovers that his wife is having an affair in cosmopolitan Shanghai, he relocates (and brings his wife) to a remote village in an attempt to fight cholera. But who is he really trying to save?

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Bhowani Junction
An unlikely romance blossoms as a young half-British, hal-Indian woman tries to make the right choice in a relationship in the dying days of Empire in India.

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In the Mood for Love
This is a hauntingly romantic film set in Hong Kong in the early 1960s. It portrays wonderfully the atmosphere of the period with an achingly beautiful story.

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Before the Rains
Set in 1930s India, a planter has an affair with his servant but when his wife arrives, the lives of all three become complicated as the social mores of the time and the cultures are tested to beyond breaking point.

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Australia
An English lady travels to Australia on the eve of World War Two to settle the affairs of her husband but finds that her life takes some unexpected turns on the continent down under.

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A Town Like Alice
A group of women and children are force marched around the jungles of Malaya in World War Two.

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The Far Pavilions
An unconventional upbringing for a British boy in India brings both advantages and problems later in life...

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Out of Africa
A Danish lady moves to British East Africa to start a new life...

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Heat and Dust
An English woman looking into her family's historical links with India finds more than she bargains for...

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Chinese Box
In the final days of British rule in Hong Kong, a journalist and a Chinese woman's ambiguous relationship mirrors the Imperial relationship...

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The River
Set in the interwar years in India. Three young lady's lives are turned upside down with the arrival of a handsome war veteran in town. It is based on Rumer Godden's autobiographical novel set alongside the River Ganges.

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The Home and the World (Ghare-Baire)
Set in 1907 Bengal, an Indian man's enthusiasm for British culture and way of doing things encourages his wife to emerge from seclusion. However, a revolutionary friend of her husband pulls her further than she had ever expected to go.

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