A Passage to India (1985)

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Drama. In the 1920s, a young English woman, Adela Quested, goes on her first journey abroad to Chandrapore in India, where her fiancé Ronny works for the British government. Ronny's mother, Mrs Moore, and Adela make friends with a Muslim doctor, Aziz, who goes to great trouble and expense to host them on a picnic trip to the Marabar Caves some way outside the city. Inside one cave, Adela, who has been growing in sensual awareness since leaving England, has a strange experience and flees from the cave in distress, soon accusing Aziz of rape. As the trial nears, the community is heavily divided, with each group outraged and finding its worst prejudices confirmed.

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