East Is East Movie Review 1999

Information and Film Reviews for East Is East the Movie

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Culture clash comedy is set in 1971 in the northern working-class community of Salford, England. Pakistani immigrant George Khan (Puri) is the would-be stern patriarch to a brood of six sons and one daughter. While he wants to raise his kids traditionally, they're rebelling. Especially in the marriage department: despite his own long marriage to the English Ella (Bassett), George tries to arrange marriages to fellow Pakistanis for his two eldest sons, with disastrous results. Story is swift-paced, definitely not p.c., and is told in amusingly broad strokes. Based on Khan-Din's play.

Distribution

Buena Vista Home Entertainment, 500 S. Buena Vista St., Burbank, CA 91521-1120, Toll-free: 800-723-4763, URL: http://www.bvhe.com

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 96 minutes.
Originally from British.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Culture Clash, Marriage, Adapted from a Play, Period Piece: 1970s, Immigration, Family Comedy
Screenplay
Ayub Khan-Din
Cast
Om Puri, Linda Bassett, Archie Panjabi, Chris Bisson, Jimi Mistry, Ian Aspinall, Jordan Routledge, Raji James
Cinematography
Brian Tufano
Director
Damien O'Donnell
Music
Deborah Mollison
Producer
Miramax Films

Awards

British Acad. 1999: Film.

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