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Hanif Kureishi (novel)
Hanif Kureishi (screenplay)
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Release Date:
3 November 1993 (UK) See more »
Karim's mother is English and his father is Indian. Therefore Karim has some problems with life in British... See more »
1 win & 6 nominations See more »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 23 of 54)

Naveen Andrews ... Karim Amir (4 episodes, 1993)

David Bamber ... Shadwell (4 episodes, 1993)

Brenda Blethyn ... Margaret Amir (4 episodes, 1993)
Nisha Nayar ... Jamila (4 episodes, 1993)
Surendra Kochar ... Jeela (4 episodes, 1993)
Badi Uzzaman ... Anwar (4 episodes, 1993)

Roshan Seth ... Haroon Amir (4 episodes, 1993)
Assam Mamodeally ... Allie Amir (4 episodes, 1993)

Steven Mackintosh ... Charlie Kay (4 episodes, 1993)

Susan Fleetwood ... Eva Kay (4 episodes, 1993)
Harish Patel ... Changez (3 episodes, 1993)
Janet Dale ... Auntie Jean (3 episodes, 1993)

John McEnery ... Uncle Ted (3 episodes, 1993)
Tom Gregory ... The Fish (3 episodes, 1993)

Noriko Aida ... Shinko (3 episodes, 1993)

Donald Sumpter ... Matthew Pyke (2 episodes, 1993)
Maureen Hibbert ... Tracey (2 episodes, 1993)

Jason Watkins ... Terry (2 episodes, 1993)
Henrietta Bass ... Carol (2 episodes, 1993)
Vicky Murdock ... Helen (2 episodes, 1993)
William Chubb ... Richard (2 episodes, 1993)
Sarah Neville ... Marlene Pyke (2 episodes, 1993)
Kim Fenton ... John (2 episodes, 1993)

Series Directed by
Roger Michell (unknown episodes)
Series Writing credits
Hanif Kureishi (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Anna Kalnars .... associate producer (unknown episodes)
Kevin Loader .... producer (unknown episodes)
Series Original Music by
David Bowie (unknown episodes)
Series Cinematography by
John McGlashan (unknown episodes)
Series Film Editing by
Kate Evans (unknown episodes)
Series Production Design by
Roger Cann (unknown episodes)
Series Costume Design by
Alexandra Byrne (unknown episodes, 1993)
Series Makeup Department
Marilyn MacDonald .... makeup designer (unknown episodes)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Chris Ballantyne .... first assistant director (unknown episodes)
Kas Braganza .... third assistant director (unknown episodes)
Series Art Department
Graham Bishop .... production buyer (unknown episodes)
Catherine Davis .... set decorator: USA (unknown episodes)
Series Sound Department
Michael Narduzzo .... dubbing mixer (unknown episodes)
Series Stunts
Marc Cass .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Shelley Hirst .... camera operator (4 episodes, 1993)
Series Casting Department
Barbie Wilde .... extras casting (unknown episodes)
Series Other crew
Peter Miller .... location manager (4 episodes, 1993)

Paul Brodrick .... location manager (unknown episodes)
Diana Brookes .... script supervisor (unknown episodes)

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222 min | UK:65 min (4 episodes)
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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Not short attention span theatre, 20 September 2002
Author: wuthering from New Jersey

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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