East Is East

Genre:  Comedy
Running Time:  96 min.
Release Date: April 14, 2000

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Cast: Om Puri, Linda Bassett, Jordan Routledge, Archie Panjabi, Emil Marwa, Chris Bisson, Jimi Mistry, Raji James, Ian Aspinall


In 1971, a Salford fish-and-chip shop owner George Khan (Puri) expects his family to follow his strict Pakistani Muslim ways. His children, however, with an English mother and having been born and brought up in Britain, see themselves as British.

His six sons and one daughter all move in independent-minded directions after his eldest son runs away from home rather than keeping to his fate of an arranged marriage.

When the next two sons also find out that their father has secretly been arranging marriages for them, they rebel and set off repercussions that forces the family to totally reconsider their family structure.

Director: Damien O'Donnell
Studio: Miramax Films
Producer(s): Leslee Udwin
Screenplay: Ayub Khan-Din
Official Site: www.eastiseast.co.uk/

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