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East Is East

Fortnight 1999, Feature film, 1h36

Synopsis

George Khan, proud Pakistani and chip shop owner – “Ghengis” to his kids – rules his family with a rod of iron. He thinks he’s raising his seven children to be respectable Muslims. But this is Salford in the North of England, in 1971. Much as George’s English wife, Ella, loves and tries to honour her husband, she also wants her kids to be happy. The children, caught between bell-bottoms and arranged marriages, simply want to be citizens of the modern world.

Director

Damien O’Donnell

He was discovered with his first short film Thirty Five Aside which won more than thirty international awards. He directed serveral advertising films.

Linda Bassett
Om Puri

Screenplay
Ayub Khan-DinAdapté de sa pièce

Image
Brian Tufano

Sound
John Downer

Editing
Michael Parker

Music
Deborah Mollison

Set decoration
Tom Conroy

Production : Leslee Udwin, Assassin Films, c/o FilmFour FilmFour vente à l’étranger : FilmFour International, 76-78 Charlotte Street, Londres W1P 1LX, Grande-Bretagne, Tél. : (44 171) 868 7700, Fax : (44 171) 868 7766