In 1971 Salford fish-and-chip shop owner George Khan expects his family to follow his strict Pakistani Muslim ways. But his children, with an English mother and having been born and brought... See full summary »
Elisabeth leaves her abusive and drunken husband Rolf, she packs her bags, takes the kids and goes to her brother Göran. The year is 1975 and Göran lives in a commune called Together. ... See full summary »
Young Indian man Thomas is a nerd in his reservation, wearing oversize glasses and telling everyone stories no-one wants to hear. His parents died in a fire in 1976, and Thomas was saved by... See full summary »
With only the plan of moving in together after high school, two unusually devious friends seek direction in life. As a mere gag, they respond to a man's newspaper ad for a date, only to find it will greatly complicate their lives.
In 1971 Salford fish-and-chip shop owner George Khan expects his family to follow his strict Pakistani Muslim ways. But his children, with an English mother and having been born and brought up in Britain, increasingly see themselves as British and start to reject their father's rules on dress, food, religion, and living in general. Written by
Jeremy Perkins <firstname.lastname@example.org>
The scenes where the children are running after the cars in the neighborhood is true to life. In low rent districts and council housing estates until the late seventies, cars were rarely owned by residents and were considered a novelty by the neighborhood children. See more »
Meenah's sari (in the second to last scene) is not being consistently worn: it switches from showing most of her stomach, to none of her stomach. See more »
[Watching Enoch Powell speaking on TV]
We should have a whip round and get Dad repatriated.
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Special thanks to ... and all the residents of Openshaw. See more »
"East is East" tried to cover too many issues and genres in the one film. In the end I don't think the script was strong enough to tie all this together, and the film suffered because of it. Having said that I believe it was a strong performance from a talented cast.
In it's favour there were some hilarious scenes throughout the movie, and an insight into the Pakistani families and communities in England. Not the typical English stereotypes usually portrayed by Hollywood, nor the typical London lifestyle so often seen in movies today, which was a refreshing change.
Oh Yeah, this confirmed how dangerous and damaging religion has the potential to be. Definitely worth a look.
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