East Is East Movie Review 1999

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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.


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

Cast and Crew

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


British Acad. 1999: Film.

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