Jan loves Jasmin, but she has been promised to a Pakistani nephew who will shortly arrive in Norway in order to marry her. Under cover of writing a thesis on immigrant stores, Jan gets a ... See full summary »
Jan loves Jasmin, but she has been promised to a Pakistani nephew who will shortly arrive in Norway in order to marry her. Under cover of writing a thesis on immigrant stores, Jan gets a job in the store of Allahditta and Yousaf, Jasmin's father and brother-in-law. Yousaf helps Jan to becomve a Moslem, so that he can have Jasmin, and Jan helps Yousaf prepare for his taxi driver's test. Simultaneously, Jan tries to work on Allahditta's attitude towards mixed marriages, which Allahditta is profoundly agains. This is an unusually warm-hearted and generous comedy which with humour investigates Pakistani-Norwegian cultural differences, and problems related to them. Written by
This movie is about forbidden love between a Norwegian white boy and a Pakistani girl. The girl had to break up, since she was going to a forced-marriage with another Pakistani. The girl have given up, while Jan, the Norwegian guy, keep on fighting. He is prepared to do everything to convince the girl's father...
The movie sounds very cheesy, I know. I must admit that I was in doubt, when I was going to see this movie. I thought: let's check the IMDb-rating first! Well, luckily I did not. Norwegian movies tends to be very crappy, but in fact, this movie turned out to be quite enjoyable. The movie was quite clever in keeping my interest by serving a lot of warm-hearted humor. This is a feel-good film, and if you're in doubt: I am actually a male! Give it a chance, you won't regret.
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