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6 April 2005 (France) See more »
A young Muslim woman living in Britain campaigns for the release of her immigrant husband from his detainment in a holding centre. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
6 wins & 2 nominations See more »
(10 articles)
Badi Uzzaman obituary
 (From The Guardian - TV News. 21 June 2011, 4:06 PM, PDT)

Badi Uzzaman obituary
 (From The Guardian - Film News. 21 June 2011, 4:06 PM, PDT)

Archie Panjabi: 'I love roles that transform me'
 (From The Guardian - TV News. 3 September 2010, 4:01 PM, PDT)

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  (in credits order)

Archie Panjabi ... 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
Mary Wray ... Mary
Joyce Kennedy ... Bobby

David Crellin ... Detective (as David Crellan)
Clare Kerrigan ... Detective

Gary Lewis ... Detective
Angela Forrest ... Reception officer (as Angie Saville)

Connor McIntyre ... Reception officer
James McLean ... Police officer

Jamie Lomas ... Police officer

Sean Cernow ... Police officer
Deborah McAndrew ... Personnel officer
Seamus O'Neill ... Pub landlord

Kate Gartside ... Lawyer
Kathy Cunliffe ... Prostitute
Stephen MacKenna ... Sergeant
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Leroy Vanzie ... Unnamed

Directed by
Kenneth Glenaan 
Writing credits
Simon Beaufoy (written by)

Produced by
Sally Hibbin .... producer
Jonathan Olsberg .... co-producer
Original Music by
Stephen McKeon 
Cinematography by
Tony Slater Ling 
Film Editing by
Kristina Hetherington 
Tina Hetherington 
Casting by
Victoria Beattie 
Production Design by
Jason Carlin (designer)
Art Direction by
Sami Khan 
Costume Design by
Carole K. Millar 
Production Management
Michael Reuter .... post-production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Howard Arundel .... first assistant director
Ameenah Ayub Allen .... assistant director (as Ameenah Ayub)
Art Department
Duane Marshall .... stand-by art director
Duncan Wheeler .... production buyer
Sound Department
Stuart Bruce .... sound
Christian Conrad .... sound editor
Christian Conrad .... supervising sound editor
Tony Cooper .... boom operator
Richard Finney .... boom operator
Rowan October .... sound assistant
Carsten Richter .... foley artist
Dominik Schleier .... sound editor (as Dominik Kehl)
Marcus Sujata .... foley mixer
Neil Hillman .... adr mixer (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Chris Andrews .... assistant camera
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jade Hussain .... costume assistant
Editorial Department
Anthony Bagley .... editor trainee
Philipp Großmann .... on-line editor
Location Management
Leon Ballin .... location manager
Matthew Bowden .... location assistant
Luc Webster .... location manager
Other crew
Pippa Best .... script editor
Heiko Burkardsmaier .... lawyer: Germany
Martin Cook .... production accountant
David Finnigan .... production runner
Julie Gardner .... production coordinator (as Julie Connor)
Douglas Ray .... production assistant (as Douglas M. Ray)
Mark Shelley .... weapons armorer

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UK:87 min
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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 »
Continuity: At the beginning, when Yasmin is putting on her jeans, her belt is done up in the long shot, but is undone when the view immediately changes to a medium shot.See more »


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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
The Dual Life of Yasmin, 21 May 2013
Author: Chrysanthepop from Fraggle Rock

I initially thought 'Yasmin' was going to be just another preachy 9/11 aftermath flick but I was pleasantly surprised. It tells the story of a young Muslim British who leads a double life. There is a Yasmin who wears a burka when she's out in her neighbourhood, who cooks for her father and brother and who is only legally married to a potential immigrant. Then there's a Yasmin who wears modern Western clothes, hangs out at the pub with a colleague she fancies and doesn't mind an occasional drink. She knows that her family and neighbours won't accept this side of her and she knows that her colleagues won't accept the Muslim side of her. However, after 9/11 Yasmin is forced with an identity crisis and it is here that she discovers her strength and the beauty of who she really is. 'Yasmin' never goes over the top which in a way is its strength but also its weakness.

The execution, for one, is too simplistic. The cinematography, the lack of score, the washed out colour look, the sound design, doesn't occasionally feels too dull. There are also some cultural clichés that 'Yasmin' seems to not have been able to escape.

Archie Punjabi is marvelous in the title role. It's a tour du force performance which she plays very subtly unlike the hyped Hollywood performances that beg for an Oscar. The rest of the cast do a decent job, especially the actor playing her husband.

'Yasmin' attempts to tell a different side of the aftermath of the 9/11. Even though it's not shown for more than a few minutes it's still an intriguing perspective and an important story.

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