Merchant Ivory - The Deceivers
India, 1825: the country is being ravaged by the Thuggees, cult members also known as 'the Deceivers,' who commit robbery and ritualistic murder. Appalled by their activities, English Captain William Savage undertakes a hazardous task: in disguise, he will himself become a Deceiver and infiltrate their rakes. His is at constant risk of betrayal and vengeance and undergoes a disturbing psychological transformation as he experiences the cults bloodlust firsthand. Starring Pierce Brosnan and stunningly photographed by Walter Lassally, The Deceivers is an exotic gripping adventure yarn, reportedly based on a true story, that charts one mans daring exploits to expose a murderous secret society.