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January 09, 1994|Kevin Thomas

Salaam Bombay! (Bravo Monday at 8 p.m.) Mira Nair's assured and passionate 1988 film views with constant wonder the survival and spirit of Bombay's street children.

The Long Goodbye (TMC Tuesday at 1:25 p.m.) Robert Altman's wry, wise, ultra-stylish 1973 reworking of the Raymond Chandler novel, with Elliott Gould as a rumpled and shaggy Philip Marlowe.

Le Grand Chemin (Bravo Thursday at 6 p.m., Friday at midnight) Jean-Loup Hubert's acute 1987 autobiographical film starring his own son, Antoine, as a shy city boy adjusting to an unhappy rural household.

The Servant (Bravo Thursday at 9 p.m., Friday at 9:30 a.m.) Director Joseph Losey teamed with playwright Harold Pinter for this dark, sinister and witty 1963 tale of a weak aristocrat (James Fox) whose life is gradually taken over by his insinuating manservant (Dirk Bogarde).

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