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Title:
The householder
Author:
Ivory, James.
Edition:
[DVD version].
Publication Information:
[United States] : Criterion Collection, 2004.
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (101 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
The story of a shy, Delhi schoolteacher who marries and then, little by little, gets to know his wife during their first year together. This story, derived from the culture of modern India, is able to relate to the problems of young couples everywhere.
General Note:
From the novel by R. Prawer Jhabvala.

Originally issued as a motion picture in 1963.

Special features: The sword and the flute (short film), the Creation of woman (short film), conversation with the filmmakers.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
MPAA rating: Not rated.
Added Title:
Sword and the flute.

Creation of woman.
ISBN:
9780780028753
UPC:
037429194324
Format :
DVD

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The Householder was the very first collaboration between producer Ismael Merchant and James Ivory. A pleasant, low-key domestic comedy, the film details the travails of a young married couple. The husband (Shashi Kapoor) had wanted no part of the arranged marriage in the first place: now he must not only deal with a virtual stranger for a wife, but also a passle of financial headaches. Despite the unfamiliarity of the surroundings, American filmgoers should recognize several universal truths in this touching tale. The script was the handiwork of Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, adapted from her own novel; Jhabvala would remain a valuable member of the Merchant-Ivory aggregation. Offering an uncredited assist in the editing room was none other than legendary Indian filmmaker Satyajit Ray. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi