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Madame Sousatzka (1988)

PG-13
122 min | Drama, Music

Renowned Russian piano teacher Irina Sousatzka gets a new student - Bengali piano prodigy Manek. They are both immigrants in the UK and bond quickly. When Manek's single mother's business fails, he must make a career decision.
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Writers
Bernice Rubens (from the novel by) | Ruth Prawer Jhabvala (screenplay) | John Schlesinger (screenplay) | Peter Morgan (additional material written by) | Mark Wadlow (additional material written by)
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Opening weekend
$172,740
Gross (US & Canada)
$3,548,238
Gross (World)
$3,548,238
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Release date
Oct 14, 1988 (United States)

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49 cast members
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Shirley MacLaine
Madame Sousatzka Madame Sousatzka   See fewer
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Peggy Ashcroft
Lady Emily Lady Emily   See fewer
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Twiggy
Jenny Jenny   See fewer
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Shabana Azmi
Sushila Sushila   See fewer
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Leigh Lawson
Ronnie Blum Ronnie Blum   See fewer
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Geoffrey Bayldon
Mr. Cordle Mr. Cordle   See fewer
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Lee Montague
Vincent Pick Vincent Pick   See fewer
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Robert Rietty
Leo Milev Leo Milev   See fewer
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Navin Chowdhry
Manek Sen Manek Sen   See fewer
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Greg Ellis
Tarek Tarek   See fewer
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Sam Howard
Edward Edward   See fewer
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Jeremy Sinden
Woodford Woodford   See fewer
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Roger Hammond
Lefranc Lefranc   See fewer
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Carol Gillies
Sousatzka's Mother Sousatzka's Mother   See fewer
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Jamila Massey
Mrs. Ahuja Mrs. Ahuja   See fewer
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Trevor Baxtor
Mr. Beechy Mr. Beechy   See fewer
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Roland Curram
Menswear Salesman Menswear Salesman   See fewer
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Katharine Schlesinger
Piano Student Piano Student   See fewer
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Elizabeth Hayes
Piano Student Piano Student   See fewer
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Manuel Bagorro
Masterclass Student Masterclass Student   See fewer
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Humphrey Burton
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Vernon Dobtcheff
Music Critic Music Critic   See fewer
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Ryan Ward
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Peter-Hugo Daly
Roadie (as Peter Hugo Daly) Roadie (as Peter Hugo Daly)   See fewer
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Sue Robinson
Store Employee Store Employee   See fewer
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Jean Anderson
Lady with Removal Men Lady with Removal Men   See fewer
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Stephen Webber
School Teacher School Teacher   See fewer
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Charu Bala Chokshi
1st Punjabi Lady (as Charu Bala Choksi) 1st Punjabi Lady (as Charu Bala Choksi)   See fewer
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Usha Patel
2nd Punjabi Lady 2nd Punjabi Lady   See fewer
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Sam Beazley
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Cheryl Miller
Black Schoolgirl Black Schoolgirl   See fewer
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Matthew Hodson
Schoolfriend Schoolfriend   See fewer
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Kieron O'Shea
Schoolfriend Schoolfriend   See fewer
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Sebastian Taylor
Street Youth Street Youth   See fewer
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David Doyle
Street Youth Street Youth   See fewer
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Sam Smart
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Susan Porrett
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Keith Horsley
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Sarah Jane McKechnie
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Andrew St. Clair
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Edward Kirby
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Jonathan Poland
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Benet Brandreth
New Pupil New Pupil   See fewer
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Michelle Brown
New Pupil's Mother New Pupil's Mother   See fewer
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Eamon Geoghegan
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6.7 / 10 | 1,232 votes