Madame Sousatzka

Madame Sousatzka

Director: John Schlesinger Cast: Shirley MacLaine, Navin Chowdhry, Peggy Ashcroft


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Shirley MacLaine is Madame Sousatzka, an aging piano instructor of Russian extraction. Entrenched in a dilapidated London rooming house, the Madame gives lessons only to the most gifted. She does not stop at mere instruction; Sousatzka insists that her pupils conduct their lives in the same genteel, cultured manner in which she was raised. Her prize student at the moment is an East Indian teenage boy (Navin Chowdhry), who forms a strong and loving bond with the old woman. Director John Schlesinger occasionally cuts away from the Madame and her pupil to allow comic space for the other tenants in Ashcroft's building, including an erstwhile songstress (Twiggy) and a gay osteopath (Geoffrey Baydlon). Navim Chowdhry's mother is played by Shabana Azmi, an important star of Indian films.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/24/2014
UPC: 0025192139604
Original Release: 1988
Source: Universal Mod
Time: 2:02:00
Sales rank: 48,269

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Shirley MacLaine Mme. Irina Sousatzka
Navin Chowdhry Manek Sen
Peggy Ashcroft Lady Emily
Twiggy Jenny
Shabana Azmi Sushila Sen
Leigh Lawson Ronnie Blum
Geoffrey Bayldon Mr. Cordle
Lee Montague Vincent Pick
Robert Rietty Leo Milev
Jeremy Sinden Woodford
Roger Hammond Lefrance
Christopher Adey Conductor
Barry Douglas Pianist at Portman Hall
Sam Howard Edward
Mohammed Ashiq Sunil
Carol Gillies Sousatzka's Mother
Roland Curram Menswear Salesman
Katherine Schlesinger Piano Student
Elizabeth Hayes Piano Student
Humphrey Burton Festival Announcer
Vernon Dobtcheff Music Critic
Peter-Hugo Daly Roadie
Jean Anderson Lady with Removal Men
Stephen Webber School Teacher
Charu Bala Chokshi 1st Punjabi Lady
Cheryl Miller Black Schoolgirl
David F. Doyle Street Youth
Sam Smart Street Youth
Susan Porrett Receptionist
Andrew St. Clair Festival Mime Artist

Technical Credits
John Schlesinger Director,Screenwriter
Luciana Arrighi Production Designer
Simon Bosanquet Associate Producer
Nat Crosby Cinematographer
Robin Dalton Producer
Noel Davis Casting
Gerald Gouriet Score Composer
Peter Honess Editor
Ruth Prawer Jhabvala Screenwriter
Simon Kaye Sound/Sound Designer
Peter Morgan Screenwriter
Mary Richards Production Manager
Amy Roberts Art Director,Costumes/Costume Designer
Chris Rose Asst. Director
Stephen Scott Art Director
Yonty Solomon Musical Direction/Supervision
Ian Whittaker Art Director
Jeremy Zimmerman Casting

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