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Yasmin (2004)

A young Muslim woman living in Britain campaigns for the release of her immigrant husband from his detainment in a holding centre.

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Yasmin Husseini
Renu Setna ...
Khalid
Steve Jackson ...
John
Syed Ahmed ...
Nasir
Shahid Ahmed ...
Faysal Husseini
Badi Uzzaman ...
Hassan
Amar Hussain ...
Kamal
Joanna Booth ...
Cheryl
Emma Ashton ...
Sam
Rae Kelly Hill ...
Wendy (as Rae Kelly)
Tammy Barker ...
Anna
Suraj Dass ...
Kashiff
Miriam Ali ...
Amina
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Mary
Joyce Kennedy ...
Bobby
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In England, the Pakistanis Yasmin lives two lives in two different worlds: in her community, she wears Muslin clothes, cooks for her father and brother, and behaves as a traditional Muslin woman. Further, she has a unconsummated marriage with the illegal immigrant Faysal to facilitate the British stamp in his passport, after which she will divorce him. In her job, she changes her clothes and dresses like a Westerner, is considered a standard employee, and has a good friend, a Caucasian, who likes her. After September 11, the prejudice in her job and the treatment of common people make her take sides and change her life. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Yasmin - Uma Mulher, Duas Vidas  »

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In the scene where Yasmin chases off a group of boys who are throwing milk at a Muslim woman, an old lady comes up and apologizes for their behavior. This moment was completely unscripted - the crew were filming on a real street and the old lady was just a passer-by who hadn't noticed the cameras. See more »

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Yasmin is zapping through the TV program, but you there is no channel-sign. See more »

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The World After September, 11th
11 February 2007 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

In England, the Pakistanis Yasmin (Archie Panjabi) lives two lives in two different worlds: in her community, she wears Muslin clothes, cooks for her father and brother and has the traditional behavior of a Muslin woman. Further, she has a non-consumed marriage with the illegal immigrant Faysal to facilitate the British stamp in his passport, and then divorce him. In her job, she changes her clothes and wears like a Westerner, is considered a standard employee and has a good Caucasian friend who likes her. After the September, 11th, the prejudice in her job and the treatment of common people makes her take side and change her life.

"Yasmin" is a powerful drama that exposes the tough life of Muslin immigrants in England after the terrorist attack of September, 11th. The story is very real and well acted, and shows the difficult situation of simple people that suddenly are hated, submitted to interracial intolerance, injustice and prejudice, just because of a group of religious fanatics, causing a generalization of worldwide hate. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Yasmin - Uma Mulher, Dois Mundos" ("Yasmin, A Woman, Two Worlds")


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