The Buddha of Suburbia (1993)

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Karim's mother is English and his father is Indian. Therefore Karim has some problems with life in British society which is becoming more and more racist and intolerant; he experiences this... See full summary »

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 Eva Kay (4 episodes, 1993)
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 Eleanor (1 episode, 1993)
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 Karim Amir (4 episodes, 1993)
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 Shadwell (4 episodes, 1993)
Harish Patel ...
 Changez (3 episodes, 1993)
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 Margaret Amir (4 episodes, 1993)
Nisha Nayar ...
 Jamila (4 episodes, 1993)
Surendra Kochar ...
 Jeela (4 episodes, 1993)
Badi Uzzaman ...
 Anwar (4 episodes, 1993)
Janet Dale ...
 Auntie Jean (3 episodes, 1993)
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 Haroon Amir (4 episodes, 1993)
Shona Morris ...
 Shona (1 episode, 1993)
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 Matthew Pyke (2 episodes, 1993)
Maureen Hibbert ...
 Tracey (2 episodes, 1993)
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 Allie Amir (4 episodes, 1993)
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 Charlie Kay (4 episodes, 1993)
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 Uncle Ted (3 episodes, 1993)
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 Terry (2 episodes, 1993)
Henrietta Bass ...
 Carol (2 episodes, 1993)
Tom Gregory ...
 The Fish (3 episodes, 1993)
Vicky Murdock ...
 Helen (2 episodes, 1993)
William Chubb ...
 Richard (2 episodes, 1993)
Bob Wellings ...
 TV Interviewer (1 episode, 1993)
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 First TV Producer (1 episode, 1993)
Philip Franks
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Ian Barritt
(1 episode, 1993)
(1 episode, 1993)
Mark Sproston
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 Shinko (3 episodes, 1993)
Sarah Neville ...
 Marlene Pyke (2 episodes, 1993)
Daniel Flynn ...
 Simon (1 episode, 1993)
Geoffrey Beevers ...
 Carl (1 episode, 1993)
Helen Blatch ...
 Pyke's Maid (1 episode, 1993)
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 Helen's father (1 episode, 1993)
Abigail Canton ...
 Frankie (1 episode, 1993)
Joe Duttine ...
 Stage Manager (episode 3) (unknown episodes)
Susie Fairfax ...
 Script Editor (1 episode, 1993)
Kim Fenton ...
 John (2 episodes, 1993)
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Karim's mother is English and his father is Indian. Therefore Karim has some problems with life in British society which is becoming more and more racist and intolerant; he experiences this especially when he wants to find himself a way of becoming an actor. Written by Volker Boehm

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3 November 1993 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Esikaupunkien Buddha  »

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The Buddha of Suburbia
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Performed by David Bowie
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Not short attention span theatre
20 September 2002 | by (New Jersey) – See all my reviews

Then again, why should it be. Those who watch this and comment about it being vacuous, etc., did not watch the same film I did. Of course the film is less detailed than the novel. Of course there's going to be some "stereotyping". But have you ever seen a film that didn't? This film gave voice (in the body of beautiful Mr. Andrews) to a young emerging culture. That of the Indo-Brit who was born in England, not India. Trying to fit in, yet knowing the conservative party/culture at the time would not let them.

While not meant to be hysterical, this film has enough laughs to help you make it through its 220 minutes. It has enough passion to help you understand the feelings. And it has enough meaning to make you understand that not all things (causes, beliefs) can be folded neatly and packaged away for American viewers.

Watch this film. You will not want your time back. Cheers.


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