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  • Summary: Set on the eve of the 1971 war between India and Pakistan, the members of the Noble family in tension-filled Bombay vehemently disagree about what to do when an old friend, a soldier who'd abruptly disappeared, finally contacts them, only to ask a dangerous favor. Parsi Gustad Noble's (Seth) apparently close-knit family is held together precariously, their fraying bonds mirroring their once genteel, deteriorating housing compound. Expand
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  1. 90
    It's scary and hilarious, with a magical, nonrealist tone, and it emphasizes physical comedy as much as disturbing, beautifully integrated metaphors.
  2. Gunnarsson masterfully weaves these strands into a bold, multilayered tapestry surrounding a powerful story.
  3. 80
    The entire cast is right on the money, a special word must be said about Seth.
  4. A film that immerses its audience in the Indian culture while telling a universally appealing story of grace under pressure.
  5. An unusually well-written and satisfying multilayered drama that conveys the feel of urban India with more vivid accuracy than anything made in the subcontinent in recent years.
  6. The main problem with Such a Long Journey is its storytelling. There is simply too much happening.

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