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Heat and Dust is a movie starring Julie Christie, Greta Scacchi, and Christopher Cazenove. Anne is investigating the life of her grand-aunt Olivia, whose destiny has always been shrouded with scandal. As Anne delves into the history...

Other Titles
Verão Indiano, The Nineteen Twenties in the Civil Lines at Satipur, Oriente y Occidente, Avak Lohet, 1982. In Satipur Town, Upal i kurz, Hetta, Hitze und Staub, Hőség és homok, W upale i kurzu, Calore e polvere, Calor y polvo, 熱砂の日, Hede og støv, Heat & Dust, 熱與塵, Chaleur et poussière, Verão Vermelho, At the Palace in Khatm, Kuumuus ja kiihko, Kapsa kai skoni
Running Time
2 hours 10 minutes
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Drama, Romance
James Ivory
Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
Julie Christie, Christopher Cazenove, Julian Glover, Greta Scacchi
Audio Languages
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Anne is investigating the life of her grand-aunt Olivia, whose destiny has always been shrouded with scandal. The search leads back to the early 1920s, when Olivia, recently married to Douglas, a civil servant in the colonial administration, comes to live with him in India. Slowly, Olivia becomes fascinated by India and by the local ruler, a nawab who combines British distinction with Indian pomp and ruthlessness. This fascination is not without risks: the region is being ransacked by a group of sanguinary bandits, and intrigues are opposing the prejudiced British community led by Major Minnies and Dr. Saunders against the nawab. As Anne delves into the history of her grand-aunt, she is led to reconsider her own life.

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Stephanie Palmer

This is the story of an ordinary young American family living in Europe, who undergo a change in their lives when they discover a young boy named Max (Jude Law) who has been lost for 13 years. His only memory is a caretaker's note to "Ciao, Beth". But, in spite of his innocence, he is able to reunite with his parents who have been married for 27 years. Through a period of time, he is able to communicate with them in a form of two video tapes, one showing them at their home and the other shows them in a certain place in their country. When he receives a message from Max, his parents ask him to go back and find him. But, at the same time, a tornado threatens to destroy their house, which Max was able to repair after it had been destroyed by a lightning storm. And, this happens to be the same tornado that had destroyed Max's home when he was a child. The only thing that stands in his way is the couple of beautiful women he had met. These beautiful women show their affection for each other by embracing Max's hand and kissing him. But, in spite of all these good intentions, he is not able to find Max's parents. The tornado tears Max's parents away from the family, and Max is left alone in the middle of nowhere. Now, Max has no one to support him, and it is just as he can't find the parents, he can't find his way back. A young man has to make his way back, and, as he does so, he will discover his own identity and his family and friends. This is a very well written movie with some very good performances. It has a good story and good actors, and it is well directed by the filmmaker, the very talented Robert Elswit. It is a very good movie. It is one of the best movies of 2004 and it is very well worth watching.

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I really loved this movie, it was very heartfelt. I thought it was great and well worth my time. The ending was perfect, and I was in tears. It was moving and I felt it was so real. It was very sad, and I was really touched by the ending. The character of Keri could have easily been completely fake, but it was realistic, and I thought it was so important. It shows that if you believe in something, and that you have a purpose in life, it will come true, and not all your life has to be lost. I feel very blessed to be part of the "Keri Family." I am not one to talk about my feelings or my family, and it was never something I wanted to do. I am so proud of my family for helping me become a better person. I am so glad to have gotten to see this movie and share it with everyone, and I am so happy that it is making me feel better. My daughter and I will always be family and be strong. I am just so happy to have been able to share this movie with everyone and thank everyone for sharing it with me.

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Jacob S.

I liked this movie. I liked it because it is so believable. The acting is excellent and realistic, even for a movie. I really enjoyed how the story moves, which shows how they see the world. It shows how life really is. If you like romance, drama, or a movie that is a good place to take a break from your usual movies. Go see this movie.

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Maria Burns

What I'm writing is my opinion of the film. I never thought that a film about sexual abuse could be as powerful as it was. I couldn't stop watching. I had to pay attention for the entire movie, and I did. The acting was great. In fact, all the actors in the movie were great. The plot was great. The themes were very powerful. I have no idea why this movie didn't get more distribution. It's really a must see. The movie will keep you glued to the screen and is not to be missed.

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Rose Bowman

It's a rare thing to find a film that is both an "impossible" love story and a strong character study. The powerful love story between Regan (Rachel Weisz) and Sully (Dylan McDermott) and the complex character study of Sully's best friend Jack (Rory Culkin) and Sully's mother are so well balanced that you can't help but be drawn into the characters and their relationships. The performance from Rachel Weisz is truly wonderful, and is so powerful that you would swear it was real. Dylan McDermott is incredibly well-cast, and was absolutely perfect for this role. The first time I saw him, I thought he was just another clown, but as the film went on, he became so much more, and was an incredibly realistic character. I'm not sure if it was the script, or the acting, but the way he was portrayed, I was really shocked and impressed. This film really took my breath away. Rory Culkin was also really good, and was the perfect contrast to his performance in Crazy Like Us. The film is extremely realistic, and the use of film techniques really really helps to bring the characters to life. The camera angles, and the montages really make you feel like you're actually in the time period of the film, and that is something that is really difficult to do in films. This film really is like no other film I've seen before. I absolutely loved it, and I hope to see more from director John Badham. I loved it so much that I have now made my own film about it. It was so perfect, and I'm really excited to see what he has in store for us next.

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Jane Stone

I really love this movie. I am a person who believes in karma and wants to change the future for better. I have many other movies in my collection which I can watch again and again. This movie, despite the lack of a climax is a classic and a great movie for any person who believes in karma and wants to change the future for better. Anyone who wants to know what karma really is should watch this movie and make their own mind up about it. I love the way David Lynch made this movie and I also love the music. I would recommend this movie to anyone who loves to watch a movie.

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Matthew Contreras

The book is brilliant, so the film should be as well, as is the writing. The film is not a 100% accurate recreation of the book, but it was a huge improvement. The actors were great, so were the sets, the costumes, and the music. Everyone was very good in their roles, and the young actresses were perfect for their parts. The film is a lot better than the book, and it was much more touching, and there were times that I actually cried, like in the very end, when she was left by her mother. The movie is much more of a tear jerker than the book, but it's still a good tear jerker. This was not a great film, but it was very good, and I recommend it. 10/10

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Ethan B.

This movie, has set a standard. It is an adult, family oriented, mystery drama. The plot involves a father and son who start to suspect each other, that something bad is about to happen. I think the casting of the characters in the movie was good. Great actors. The movie is over two hours long, and the ending of the movie was a cliffhanger. I think the characters of the movie did a great job portraying a father and son who love each other and their lives. I also think that the movie is set in a great city. It has a great plot, and the acting of the characters were great. I recommend this movie to anyone who has family members who are in the military. I highly recommend this movie to anyone who likes movies like this. I give this movie a 10 out of 10. If you like movies like this, then you should watch this movie. I think this is a great movie for family or friends who like mysteries. I think that this movie is for all ages. You can watch it with your family or friends.

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Scott S.

This movie is a great example of a film that does not try to be an action movie but one that is a very human story about loss, loss of innocence, loss of a life. The most important element that make this film great is the fact that we don't get the impression that this film is a 'war' film but a human story about a young man who can't accept the death of his beloved. We get a real experience of loss that is not really a war film but a beautiful story about the loss of innocence. This is a film that shows the human spirit and what we are capable of when we're left alone.

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This movie is beautifully filmed and has a great story to it. It has a very poignant ending which is worth the price of admission. If you want to see a movie that will make you cry, don't miss this one. The acting is superb and it makes you want to see this movie again and again. I don't know what it is about, but I have been taken to tears many times watching this movie. I have been to a few of these movies, and this is my favourite.

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Janice C.

This movie is absolutely brilliant. It is a great story and movie. It is a shame that this movie is rarely shown on TV or in the movies. It is my favorite movie of all time and i think all those people who don't like it are really dumb. I wish they would show this movie on the TV. It's worth watching again and again.

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Maria H.

This is a great movie about love, family and family's. This movie is the best movie of 2018. A romantic movie with emotion and love. I really enjoyed this movie. I have seen this movie many times. The movie is about a young woman who's family is in the city. She meets a young man and they fall in love. This movie is really romantic, you have to see it for yourself.

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I'm an old fashion Christian and when I read about the movie in the paper I was happy to know that I had something to watch with my own eyes, especially in the bleak English landscape of England. And I was very much taken in by the way that the actors played the roles. The couple - Peter and Annie was very much what I expected it to be, the priest - Robert - played his part with great understanding, the English language - perfectly done and the colors - very well chosen. I didn't get the impression that it was a school movie - that's why I didn't give it a 10 but it could have been a 10 had the movie been done with more precision, more intimate, more concise and it would have been a great movie for children. In the end I thought that it was really well done, and I hope that Christian filmmakers, especially those who make films about Christian themes, do more and more such films as this one.

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Joyce S.

How I could find this movie, a couple of years ago, on Netflix and I haven't seen it since. The only movie I can think of that is the same is A History of Violence and it is probably the most violent movie in the world. Because of the brutal way the violence was used, it makes the movie almost historical. It makes you look at it again, as you're going to see it for the first time. The story is about the growth of one of the main characters who's fate is one of the main themes of the movie. A man, who is not the master of his own fate, who lives with a friend that seems to be the leader of the group. And one day, he finds out that this group is full of bloodthirsty monsters that kill on sight. As the story unfolds, the mystery of the group is unraveled and the main character begins to question whether his friend is the real leader of the group or a manipulator. But the ending of the movie is the most unique in the history of cinema. The end of the movie was so unexpected, it was one of the most exciting and unpredictable scenes I've ever seen. It was the most unexpected and weirdly the best part of the movie. And I've never seen a movie where the ending was so well done. So, if you're a fan of the movie, see it. If you're not a fan of the movie, see it.

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Jason K.

This film is a visual feast. The focus on the three lead characters in particular is really the only thing that could make the film work. The visuals are excellent. The sets are stunning and the cast are both talented and beautiful. This is a dark film and there are no happy moments. I think it could be viewed as a lighthearted romantic comedy. It is made of different genres, but I think it does well in all of them. The dialogue is good and the characters are all really well thought out and defined. The movie also has a very good ending which is unexpected and brilliant. A very good film, with an interesting story. I would recommend this film to any fan of the trilogy and to anyone who enjoys dark fantasy.

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In his early career, Martin Scorsese was the most talented director to come from Hollywood in years. After starring in and directing such classics as Gangs of New York, The Departed, The Aviator, and Goodfellas, he was given the responsibility of directing a low-budget, three-person ensemble movie called Fire and Ice. The movie was called The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, but the title stuck. And there, on screen, was a young, blue-eyed actor named Kevin Spacey. The rest is history. Spacey, who played Sean Patrick Maloney, was the perfect choice to play the title role. I am not saying that Spacey was perfect, but he was the perfect choice. I think he was born to play this part. Kevin Spacey is the type of actor who could make you cry, laugh, and cringe at the same time. He is a man who could really change your life. When I first saw him in an early role, I was inspired by his ability to be an actor, but then he went on to make the next big thing in Hollywood, becoming one of the top actors in Hollywood. If there is one thing I can say about Kevin Spacey is that he can truly become a legend in Hollywood. The man has the ability to touch your heart and soul, and he does it so well that you will never forget him. All that I can say about him is that he is a legend who can not be forgotten. And he will forever be remembered. If you don't watch this movie, you have missed out on one of the greatest actors of all time. So if you have never seen it, I urge you to watch it. You will not be disappointed.

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Jesse B.

I have seen this movie a few times and every time it feels like I am going to fall asleep, but it always gets better and better. The music is awesome, the acting is fantastic, the story is amazing, the direction is amazing, and the cinematography is awesome. I think the reason it's getting a very low rating is that it's a bit slow, but I think it's a lot better than any other movie I've ever seen. And I think the reason it's getting a very low rating is that it's a bit slow, but I think it's a lot better than any other movie I've ever seen.

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Beverly Mills

What is wrong with people. I have been waiting for this movie for years and when i finally got to see it i was blown away. What a beautiful story. i am in love with this movie. the characters are so well played. i was wondering why it took so long for this movie to come out. the story line was so well written. I was in awe. I am a major fan of Christian Bale and he was perfect for the role. It was a great performance. i also loved Helena Bonham Carter. she did a great job with the character. the story is so well written and the ending was very surprising. i would recommend this movie to anyone. i hope you like it as much as i did. I can't wait to see the sequel to this movie.

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This is a wonderful film. I had the pleasure of seeing it at the 2008 Austin International Film Festival. It was a wonderful mix of first person narration and social comment. The film made me laugh, cry, and think about what we take for granted in our lives. This is a film I could watch over and over again. I hope to see more films like this one. The cast is perfect. I really look forward to seeing more films like this one.

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Mark Ruiz

This is a great movie. The main character is a man who is becoming apart of the homeless community. We see this man as he is doing a series of affairs with different women. The woman in question is an artist, but the man doesn't seem to know how to live without the woman. We find out that he is not only married, but also has a daughter. This man knows the ways of the world, and he is truly good at it. However, his desires are not the same as the way society is. So much so that he is not able to see things the same way as the people he knows. He is a person that sees things as they are and does not understand the other side. He is very good at making sure that his problems go away, but he is not good at explaining what is going on. He has to make his problems go away by whatever means necessary. He is like a conductor of a band who does not know the music well enough to play. He is such a wonderful man, and I am sure you will be drawn into this movie. A must see.

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Bruce Keller

You want to see the last movie of Kevin Spacey? It's the one about him. If you want to see the story of Ray Charles, try his memoir. That's what the whole movie is about. It's about him and his love for his daughter, his family and the music he loved. It's about his son. He's not a cold guy. He's an emotional person, which is not so common in America. His is one of the best actors who ever lived. The character of Andre is so powerful. I never had a sense that he was like this. His acting is really great. I just can't say that it's an excellent movie. There's some bad points, like the cgi, but they're not really serious. There's no use of language or sex. The director (Richard Linklater) uses the characters to show the story. The first act, where Andre has his music career, is really well done. It's not the best movie of the year, but it's a good movie and it's a good movie for people who are into it.

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Madison Castillo

I've seen this film many times and I still have a soft spot for it. It's quite difficult to watch a film about women for many reasons, it's quite a harsh and sometimes depressing look at some of the darker corners of the human condition. This is a film that is best experienced and in the end understood by women, and perhaps the female demographic in general. I think that it's the rare film that succeeds in telling a story with a fair amount of humanity, while at the same time leaving you feeling uplifted and with a smile on your face. I'm surprised by the reviews that I've read here, I'm usually used to the overly simplistic and cliched hate that's been directed towards this film, but to my surprise, I have never been disappointed watching this film. This is the first film that I've seen that I've enjoyed that I would give it a 10/10.

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Nicole Bowman

After the praise and acclaim for The Last King of Scotland, I expected to see much more of the same. Boy, was I wrong. This movie was extraordinary. Absolutely amazing. I will admit to having seen the trailer and thought I'd see it once. But, seeing it for the first time and enjoying it from beginning to end, it's worth the time to see it again. There are some parts of the movie that I found really hard to watch, and I wish I could have seen it again. I don't think I would have enjoyed it as much had I not seen it for the first time. The relationship between the father and son, and the daughter's relationship to the father are incredibly touching. If you're looking for a movie with a lot of action and blood, this isn't it. However, if you're looking for a really thoughtful movie with an emotional punch, this is it. It's great!

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Russell Walker

This is one of the best films I have seen all year. It is a great story about the rise of the Vietnam War and the bravery of those men and women who fought it. I hope that more people get the opportunity to see it because it is a great story. One of the best films of the year. This film was very well done. The direction, writing and cinematography are all excellent. The acting was good, especially from John Hurt who was absolutely great in the role of Captain James Cooper. It is a true story and I believe that the director did an outstanding job. I highly recommend this film.