White Teeth (2002)

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In 1970's England, cultures start to mix and cross with different experiences. Archie is contemplating suicide until he meets Clara, who is fleeing an oppressive Jehovah's Witness mother. ... See full summary »

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 Samad (4 episodes, 2002)
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 Archie (4 episodes, 2002)
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 Clara (4 episodes, 2002)
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 Alsana (4 episodes, 2002)
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 Shiva (4 episodes, 2002)
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 Hortense (4 episodes, 2002)
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 Mo (4 episodes, 2002)
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 Joyce Malfen (3 episodes, 2002)
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 Marcus Malfen (3 episodes, 2002)
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 Ardashir (3 episodes, 2002)
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 Ryan Topps (3 episodes, 2002)
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 Neena (3 episodes, 2002)
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 Reporter (3 episodes, 2002)
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 Magid / ... (2 episodes, 2002)
Sarah Ozeke ...
 Irie (2 episodes, 2002)
Steve Sweeney ...
 Lager Lad / ... (2 episodes, 2002)
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 Young Samad (2 episodes, 2002)
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 Young Archie (2 episodes, 2002)
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 Young Devil of Dachau (2 episodes, 2002)
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 Josh Malfen (2 episodes, 2002)
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 Magid / ... (2 episodes, 2002)
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 Joely (2 episodes, 2002)
Rufus Jones ...
 Crispin (2 episodes, 2002)
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 Paddy (2 episodes, 2002)
Chu Omambala ...
 Brother Ibrahim (2 episodes, 2002)
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In 1970's England, cultures start to mix and cross with different experiences. Archie is contemplating suicide until he meets Clara, who is fleeing an oppressive Jehovah's Witness mother. Meanwhile Samad has arrived in England to meet with his old war-friend Archie and to complete his arranged marriage. The two couples have different experiences of multi-cultural Britain and this differs from their children as the story follows the two generations across the years. Written by Anonymous

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In White Teeth, Om Puri and Archie Panjabi play husband and wife. In East is East, they played father and daughter. See more »

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Clara: Did the whole of your life flash before your eyes, like dey say, Archie?
Archie: It did, yeah. Thing is, I wasn't really in it.
Clara: You a good man, Archie. Not excitin' - but good. I glad you don kill yourself.
Archie: Thank you.
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Better than the book
10 February 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Not a fan of the book, as I had been taken in by the hype only to find it more the result of the publisher's effort to earn back the huge investment they'd made in the property than actual merit. That said, it addresses so many cultures and has so many stories, it's perfect for a TV series. And I have to admit, the series is quite interesting. Not the dialogue mind you, which is painfully plebian, but the visuals and wonderful acting. Now I wish I hadn't read the book, because I'm sure I'd find it much more enthralling, not knowing what is going to happen. Whatever the inaccuracies people are pointing out I also found in the book but that doesn't detract from the very interesting portrayal of these characters by a wonderfully cast ensemble in this very unique characterization of London as compared to most other films made about that period.


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