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The Gold Coast Bulletin - Gold Coast Eye - - FLICKS -

A WHOLE LOT OF DWELLING, UK, 106 MIN A chunky, clunky his­tory les­son that leaves you feel­ing as if you’ve been kept back af­ter school for some­thing you did not do. This is the stilted, notso-stir­ring story of how a re­treat­ing Bri­tish Em­pire signed off on the prob­lem­atic Par­ti­tion of In­dia in 1947. Find­ing them­selves at the flash­point of an es­ca­lat­ing po­lit­i­cal cri­sis are the rep­re­sen­ta­tive of the Crown, Lord Louis Mount­bat­ten (Hugh Bon­neville), and his diplo­mat­i­cally as­tute wife, Ed­wina (Gil­lian An­der­son). By the time we get to the fate­ful di­vide that re­sults in the cre­ation of Pak­istan, it’s all got­ten too Down­ton-Abbey-doesDelhi for words.

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