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Papa Kumar
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Mrs. Deidre Rutter
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Mrs. Daljeet Kumar
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Uncle Amman
Alex Freeborn ...
Sam Lowbridge
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Mrs. Ormerod
Zohra Segal ...
Nanima
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Auntie Shaila
Christine Tremarco ...
Sandy
Chandeep Uppal ...
Meena Kumar
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The Reverend 'Uncle' Alan
Lucy Pargeter ...
Brenda
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Meena, a 12-year-old living in a mining village in the English Midlands in 1972, is the daughter of Indian parents who've come to England to give her a better life. This idyllic existence is upset by the arrival in the village of Anita Rutter and her dysfunctional family. Anita is 14, blonde and beautiful - exactly what Meena thinks she wants to be. She becomes part of Anita's world, but events do not run smoothly. Meena's growing up - and that brings plenty of changes. Written by Phil Reynolds

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Anita and Me  »

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£453,613 (UK) (22 November 2002)
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Trivia

Alex Freeborn as Sam Lowbridge rides a 1971 Triumph Bonneville. See more »

Goofs

The film shows UPVC double glazing in certain scenes. UPVC double glazing was not introduced into the UK until 1976, whereas the movie is set in 1972. See more »

Quotes

Tracey Rutter: Aw what's the dog's name?
Mrs. Rutter: Nigga
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Soundtracks

Son of My Father
Written by Giorgio Moroder/Michael Holm/Pete Bellotte
Performed by The Draycott Methodist Church Choir
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Poignant and amusing
20 December 2002 | by (Manchester, UK) – See all my reviews

A good film, in my opinion. The jokes might have cheapened the serious, sad parts of the film, or the pathos dampened the humour, but they didn't. The two stood together and complemented one another, much like the main characters. I think the acting was excellent. The film also, I feel, gave me some insight into the lives of Asian people living in the UK both now and in the past.


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