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by Deepa Mehta


At the stroke of midnight on August 15, 1947, as India proclaims independence from Great Britain, two newborn babies are switched by a nurse in a Bombay hospital. Saleem Sinai, the illegitimate son of a poor Hindu woman, and Shiva, the offspring of wealthy Muslims, are fated to live the destiny meant for each other. Their lives become mysteriously intertwined and are inextricably linked to India’s whirlwind journey of triumphs and disasters.

international title: Midnight's Children
original title: Midnight's Children
country: Canada, United Kingdom
sales agent: FilmNation Entertainment/USA
year: 2012
genre: fiction
directed by: Deepa Mehta
film run: 148'
release date: UK 26/12/2012, IE 26/12/2012, DE 28/03/2013, IT 28/03/2013, NL 30/05/2013, ES 31/05/2013
screenplay: Salman Rushdie
cast: Satya Bhabha, Shahana Goswami, Seema Biswas
cinematography by: Giles Nuttgens
film editing: Colin Monie
costumes designer: Dolly Ahluwalia, Ritu Kumar
music: Nitin Sawhney
producer: David Hamilton
production: Number 9 Films Ltd, Hamilton-Mehta Productions/Canada
distributor: eOne entertainmentOne, Videa SPA, Concorde Filmverleih, Paradiso Filmed Entertainment Nederland, DeAPlaneta
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