East is East


In 1971 a Salford fish-and-chip shop owner expects his family to follow his strict Pakistani Muslim ways. His brood consisting of six sons and one daughter all move in independent-minded directions set off when the eldest son runs away from home rather than keeping to his fate of an arranged marriage.

But his children, with an English mother and having been born and brought up in Britain, increasingly see themselves as British and start to reject their father's rules on dress, food, religion, and living in general.


96 minutes.
No persons under 10 (Language) .
Comedy, Drama, On the Art Circuit

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East is where the heart is.
East is where the heart is.

Credits

Cast
Om Puri, Linda Bassett, Jordan Routledge, Archie Panjabi
Director
Damien O'Donnell
ScreenplayAyub Khan-Din
MusicDeborah Mollison
CinematographyBrian Tuffano
Sound formatsDolby Digital
SA distributor UIP
Made in1999
Produced byBritish Broadcasting Corporation, Channel Four Films, Assassin Films

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Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Movies for Africa
Ian Douglas
13
Cape Argus
Peter Frost
10
Cape Argus
Adrian Monteath
20
The Cape Times
Wilhelm Snyman
15
The Star
Darryl Accone
16
Die Burger
Francois Smith
10
Sunday Times
Barry Ronge
20
TV3 Screenplay
Barry Ronge
18
Box Office
Lael Lowenstein
15
Total Film
Louise Brealey
15
Film Review
John Binns
20

What the People say

Internet
184 Netizens
15

Average .. 78%

16

Visitor Comments

Ian Douglas: Interesting look at the life of culturally different immigrants in Britain. The film loses points by straining credibility - for example, the manner in which the father discovers that his young son is not circumcised. The film might be perceived as racist by some. None of the characters are particularly pleasant people. Adapted from the stage play of the same name.

Bruce Humphrey (44): Emotional comedy that has some truly classic moments (will not be enjoyed by racists!)






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