In Custody

  • 1994
  • Movie
  • PG
  • Drama

The first narrative feature directed by Ismail Merchant is a lament for the decline of a linguistic tradition, and perhaps of language in general. In this slow-moving, reflective, and compassionate film, the waning of Urdu--a Persian-influenced dialect of Hindi that was once India's most important literary language--is figured in the story of a scholar's...read more

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A teacher tries to get past a great poet's feuding wives to interview the man in Ismail Merchant's In Custody (1994).

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  • Released: 1994
  • Rating: PG
  • Review: The first narrative feature directed by Ismail Merchant is a lament for the decline of a linguistic tradition, and perhaps of language in general. In this slow-moving, reflective, and compassionate film, the waning of Urdu--a Persian-influenced dialect of… (more)

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