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Title:
Fire
Author:
Mehta, Deepa, 1949- , screenwriter, director.
Edition:
[DVD version].
Publication Information:
New York : New Yorker Video : Zeitgeist Films, 2000.

©1996
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (108 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
In a barren, arranged marriage to an amateur swami who seeks enlightenment through celibacy, Radha's life takes an irresistible turn when her beautiful young sister-in-law seeks to free herself from the confines of her own loveless marriage and [falls] into the supple embrace of Radha."--Container.
General Note:
Collector's ed.

Widescreen format (apect ratio 1.85:1).

Originally produced as a motion picture in 1996.

Special features include: Featurette examining the controversy ; web links ; theatrical trailer ; director's notes ; cast profiles & filmographies.

For specific features see interactive menu.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781567302240
UPC:
717119653040
Format :
DVD

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In this India-set Canadian drama, two disparate wives related by marriage and united at first by the oppressiveness of Indian tradition that relegates them to miserable unions, find solace and love in each other's arms. The film opens as an unhappy young couple, Jatin and Sita, fumble through a conversation. Neither wanted to marry each other, but as it was arranged by Jatin's family, they had no choice. Marriage does not stop Jatin, who owns a video store, from continuing his long-time love affair with a Chinese hairdresser. Caring nothing for Sita, he doesn't even try to hide the affair. Jatin's brother Ashok (who forced Jatin's marriage) is married to Radha. Deeply frustrated at her inability to conceive, he has joined a radical cult that forbids all sexual contact. Ashok and Jatin's demanding mother doesn't help matters nor does the family's twisted servant Mundu. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi


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