Fiche Film
LONG Métrage | 1990
Mississipi Massala
Date de sortie en France : 18/09/1991
Pays concerné : États-Unis
Durée : 118 minutes
Genre : comédie romantique
Type : fiction


Une famille indienne quitte l’Ouganda pour s’installer dans le Mississippi (USA). La fille (Meena) y rencontre Demetrius Williams, un jeune homme noir.

Etats-Unis, 1991

avec Denzel Washington, Sarita Choudhury

Réalisatrice : Mira Nair

Durée: 1h58


Meena (Sarita Choudhury) is part of a family who left Uganda during Idi Amin’s purge, and now live in Mississippi. She falls in love with Demetrius Williams (Denzel Washington), who is African-American, and their liason awakens all the subtle and explicit racial feelings between the two groups.

Director: Mira Nair
Writer: Sooni Taraporevala
Stars: Denzel Washington, Sarita Choudhury and Roshan Seth

Genres: Romance | Drama | Comedy

Denzel Washington… Demetrius Williams
Sarita Choudhury… Meena
Roshan Seth… Jay (Meena’s dad)
Sharmila Tagore… Kinnu
Charles S. Dutton… Tyrone Williams
Joe Seneca… Williben Williams
Ranjit Chowdhry… Anil
Mohan Gokhale… Pontiac
Mohan Agashe… Kanti Napkin
Tico Wells… Dexter Williams
Yvette Hawkins… Aunt Rose
Anjan Srivastav… Jammubhai (as Anjan Srivastava)
Dipti Suthar… Chanda (Anil’s wife)
Varsha Thaker… Kusumben
Ashok Lath… Harry Patel

Runtime: 118 min
Sound Mix: Dolby
Color: Color
Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1

Production Companies
Black River Productions
Channel Four Films
Cinecom Pictures
Mirabai Films
Movie Works
Odyssey Motion Pictures
Studio Canal Souss

Acteurs Auteurs Associés (AAA) (1991) (France) (theatrical)
Argentina Video Home (1993) (Argentina) (VHS)
Laurenfilm (Spain)
Samuel Goldwyn Company, The (1992) (USA)
Universum Film (UFA) (2005) (Germany) (DVD) (Special Edition)

Filming locations
Biloxi, Mississippi, USA
Greenwood, Mississippi, USA
Grenada, Mississippi, USA
Kampala, Uganda
Ocean Springs, Mississippi, USA

Plot Keywords:
Uganda | Love | Africa | Motel | Mississippi | Passion. Tradition. Mix It Up | Bicultural | Racism | Asian American | Interracial | Multi Ethnic | Female Director | Cultural Difference | Jealousy | Social Consciousness | African American | Homesickness | Cultural Assimilation | Immigrant | Exile | Racial Tension

Box Office
Gross: ,310,000 (USA)

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