The Buddha of Suburbia Movie Review 1992

Information and Film Reviews for The Buddha of Suburbia the Movie

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Satire set in late '70s suburban London follows the coming of age adventures of Karim (Andrews), the handsome son of an Indian father and English mother. His gleeful father Haroon (Seth) exploits the vogue for eastern philosophies he knows nothing about with lectures to the upper-middle classes while he carries on with devotee Eva (Fleetwood). When his mother finds out, Karim and his father move into central London with Eva, where Karim decides to take up acting in fringe theatre and sex while his friend, Eva's son Charlie (Mackintosh), experiments with the punk music scene. TV miniseries adapted by Kureishi from his novel.

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CBS/Fox Video, 1330 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019, Phone: (212)373-4800, Toll-free: 800-800-4369, Fax: (212)373-4803, Remarks: Does not handle retail queries from consumers; contact your local video distributor.

Available on VHS
Running time 220 minutes.
Originally from British.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Comedy Drama, Dads, Coming of Age, London, Big Ideas
Screenplay
Hanif Kureishi, Roger Michell
Cast
Naveen Andrews, Roshan Seth, Susan Fleetwood, Steven Mackintosh, Brenda Blethyn, John McEnery, Janet Dale, David Bamber, Donald (Don) Sumpter, Jemma Redgrave, David Bradley
Cinematography
John McGlashan
Director
Roger Michell
Music
David Bowie
Producer
BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation)

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