The Peacock Spring

 (14)
7.62 h 1 min1996X-Ray16+
Filmed in India, Rumer Godden's story has been adapted and directed by the Jewel in the Crown team. Two English schoolgirls arrive in New Delhi, 1959. Their diplomat father has secured them a beautiful Eurasian governess. 15-year-old Una suspects an ulterior motive. But her father's affairs take second place to her own when she has a secret affair with the Indian gardener.
Directors
Christopher Morahan
Starring
Peter EganNaveen AndrewsJennifer Hall
Genres
DramaRomance
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English

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Supporting actors
Hattie MorahanMadhur Jaffrey
Producers
Sophie BalhetchetGlenn WilhidePhillippa Giles
Studio
BBC Studios
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3.8 out of 5 stars

14 global ratings

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Arts4youReviewed in the United States on September 17, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Wonderful Older Emotional Movie
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This is a great film based in India featuring a very young Naveen Andrews (of Lost and English Patient fame) where he falls in love with a young underage English girl - the trials and tribulations of their relationship - her father's search for her - and the outcome that draws the emotions from the watcher of this film.
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jennaReviewed in the United States on October 25, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
A touching story
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I enjoyed this movie which was well written and showed real life as in any culture. It held my interest throughout with good acting. I was not put off by a 3 star rating and a trivial review. Would highly recommend this movie.
4 people found this helpful
cyrusReviewed in the United States on October 10, 2021
1.0 out of 5 stars
Derivative and pretentious
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If the father doesn't even know that the Indian estate where he lives has a "hut" at the far end of the grounds, one realizes what follows is not worth watching. The girl is self-centered and uninteresting (she's good at maths). The "gardener" is a poet in his spare time. What a waste of place and monies!
3 people found this helpful
Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United States on October 19, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
beautiful heartbreaking story of colonization
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Truly enjoyed, coming of age, was put off by the three stars but truly worthwhile
3 people found this helpful
scotlass3Reviewed in the United States on October 31, 2021
4.0 out of 5 stars
Enjoyable
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Brought back memories of Hollywood in the 50s.
2 people found this helpful
KCATReviewed in the United States on November 8, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Lovely Story
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Lovely story of a young couple separated by status and money. Simple casting, decent acting.
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John SheltonReviewed in the United States on October 23, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Interesting plot
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Very entertaining
2 people found this helpful
Jackie ReacherReviewed in the United States on October 29, 2021
1.0 out of 5 stars
Terrible acting. Predictable silly script.
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Skip this clunker. AWFUL acting by the two lead female characters combined with a rotten script make for miserable viewing.
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