Foreign Body (film)

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Foreign Body
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Directed by Ronald Neame
Produced by Colin M. Brewer
Screenplay by Celine La Freniere
Based on Foreign Body
by Roderick Mann
Starring Victor Banerjee
Trevor Howard
Warren Mitchell
Geraldine McEwan
Denis Quilley
Amanda Donohoe
Eve Ferret
Anna Massey
Stratford Johns
Music by Ken Howard
Cinematography Ronnie Taylor
Edited by Andrew Nelson
Distributed by Orion Pictures
Release date(s) September 26, 1986
Running time 111 min.
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Foreign Body is a 1986 British romantic comedy film directed by Ronald Neame and adapted from the 1975 Roderick Mann novel of the same name. The film stars Victor Banerjee, Warren Mitchell, Denis Quilley, and Amanda Donohoe. It was Neame's final film.

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Banerjee stars as Ram Das, a jobless Indian man who, tired of life in Calcutta, steals money from his father in order to afford a passage to Britain and while there, falls in love with a white woman.[1]

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Reception[edit]

Walter Goodman of The New York Times didn't give the film a good review stating:

The occasional sharp line in Celine La Freniere's screenplay points up the general dullness of the plot, which originated in a novel by Roderick Mann. It is a collection of passingly amusing incidents without a strong connecting line or a consistent tone. Little happens to keep us wondering what will happen next. The burden falls on Mr. Banerjee, and it proves too much even for so engaging an actor.[2]

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