East Is East (1998)

Genres - Comedy Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Domestic Comedy, Comedy of Manners, Family Drama  |   Release Date - Apr 14, 2000 (USA)  |   Run Time - 96 min.  |   Countries - UK  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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East is East, a fast-moving comedy drama of mixed-race manners, is set in Salford, England in 1970. It centers on the Anglo-Pakistani alliance of the Khan family that is both claustrophobically cohesive and hopelessly dysfunctional. In their over-crowded terrace house, anarchy erupts daily with farcical energy. The Khan children, caught between the traditional dogmatism of their Pakistani father (Om Puri) and laissez-faire attitude of their British mother (Linda Bassett), have a lot of difficulties to follow their dreams of becoming citizens of the modern world. Based on the award-winning stage play by Ayub Khan-Din, East is East had great success in the theatres of London before it was made into a film.

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mixed-marriage, race-relations, British, dysfunctional, family, marriage, Pakistani [nationality]

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High Artistic Quality