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1954, the Malabar Coast. British and Anglo-Indian identities blur when an English-woman with a neglectful husband births a sickly baby. Cotton Mary, a hospital aide and moralizing Anglophile who claims her father was a British officer, takes over the infant's care and, without a word to the mother, takes the baby daily to her sister to nurse. Mary moves into the English household, taking over more and more duties as she plays on the mother's fatigue and lack of spousal counsel: in effect, Mary colonizes the English household while she pilfers its stores and tells tall tales to her own family. For how long can Mary sustain her rule before the Englishwoman stands on her own feet?
Actors Greta Scacchi, Madhur Jaffrey, James Wilby, Sarah Badel, Riju Bajaj, Gerson Da Cunha, Joanna David, Neena Gupta, Sakina Jaffrey, Gemma Jones & Captain Raju Director Ismail Merchant Certificate 15 years and over Year 1999 Screen Widescreen 1.85:1 Anamorphic Languages English ; Italian ; Russian - Dolby Digital (5.1) Surround Additional Languages Spanish - Dolby Surround Subtitles English for the HOH ; Spanish ; Danish ; Finnish ; Norwegian ; Swedish Duration 2 hours and 8 minutes (approx)