Besieged (1999)

When an African dictator jails her husband, Shandurai goes into exile in Italy, studying medicine and keeping house for Mr. Kinsky, an eccentric English pianist and composer. She lives in one room of his Roman palazzo. He besieges her with flowers, gifts, and music, declaring passionately that he loves her, would go to Africa with her, would do anything for her. "What do you know of Africa?," she asks, then, in anguish, shouts, "Get my husband out of jail!" The rest of the film plays out the implications of this scene and leaves Shandurai with a choice.

Directing:
  • Bernardo Bertolucci

Writing:
  • Bernardo Bertolucci
  • Clare Peploe
  • James Lasdun

Stars:
Release Date: 1999-02-05
  • Country: IT, GB
  • Language: English | Italiano | Kiswahili
  • Runtime: 93
Massimo De Rossi
Massimo De Ro...
Patient
Thandie Newton
Thandie Newto...
Shandurai
David Thewlis
David Thewlis
Jason Kinsky
Claudio Santamaria
Claudio Santa...
Agostino
John C. Ojwang
John C. Ojwan...
Singer
Veronica Lazar
Veronica Laza...
piano buyer
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