Brick Lane


Brick Lane
This British movie is set amongst the immigrant Bangladeshi community. At seventeen, a Bangladeshi woman was sent to England to an arranged marriage with an older man. She resigned herself to her fate, hardly ever venturing outside her flat. At time went by, she felt more and more unhappy, especially as her sister back home was having a ball. Things started picking up when she began sewing jeans for a dashing young trader, and she decided to start standing up for herself.

101 minutes.
Mature Accompaniment under 13 (Language).
Drama, Female interest, On the art circuit

Showtimes

A stitch in time for the man of mine...
A stitch in time for the man of mine...

Credits

Cast
Tannishtha Chatterjee, Satish Kaushik, Christopher Simpson
Director
Sarah Gavron
ScreenplayLaura Jones, Abi Morgan, from the novel by Monica Ali
MusicJocelyn Pook
CinematographyRobbie Ryan
EditingMelanie Oliver
Sound formatsDolby Digital
Made in2007
Produced byFilm4, Ruby Films, Seven Seas Productions

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama
LanguageSome
NudityNone
SexMild
ViolenceNone
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsA powerful and sensitive drama with strongish adult themes which might require parental guidance and assurance.
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Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Theresa Smith
10
Die Burger
Riana Nel
15
The Citizen
Annette Bayne
16
Sunday Times
Barry Ronge quote iconAs an epic this film is shallow, but as a portrayal of a Bangladeshi woman living in London, it is insightful.
10
24.com
Verashni Pillay quote iconThe poignancy the filmmakers were going for is ultimately lost as you realise that, like the characters, this film plans great things but eventually doesn't get very far.
5
BBC
Neil Smith quote iconA measured, sensitive and ultimately rather conventional depiction of one woman's hard-won coming of age.
10
Rottentomatoes critics
21 critics
11
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconFrustratingly slow-moving, but saved by solid acting and gentle patience.
14

What the People say

Internet
345 Netizens quote iconMany beautiful touches, but flawed.
13

Average .. 58%

12

Trailer






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