About the film
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Release Date: September 02, 1988
|Slogan||:||«How far can a man journey into darkness...and still find his way back?»|
|Production Companies||:||Master Productions, Michael White Productions, Cinecom Pictures, Merchant Ivory Productions, Film4 Productions|
|Producers||:||Tim Van Rellim, Ismail Merchant, Michael White, Leon Falk|
|Writers||:||Michael Hirst, John Masters|
India, 1825: the country lives in mortal fear of cult members known as the “Deceivers." They commit robbery and ritualistic murder. Appalled by their activities, an English military man, Captain William Savage, conceives a hazardous plot to stop them. In disguise, he plans to himself become a “Deceiver” and infiltrate their numbers. Ever present in Savage’s adventures is a sense of dread; he is in constant fear of betrayal and vengeance and also undergoes a disturbing psychological transformation as he experiences the cult’s blood lust firsthand.