Such a Long Journey

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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'sSet 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. Positive: 15 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  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
    True to its source material, this is a movie with the dense, rich texture of a good novel.
  4. 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.
  5. Baltimore Sun
    Reviewed by: Chris Kaltenbach
    75
    A film that immerses its audience in the Indian culture while telling a universally appealing story of grace under pressure.
  6. Director Sturla Gunnarsson crams each sequence with subtle, telling detail while avoiding "exotic India" clichés.

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