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Izzat (2005)

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The three young immigrant boys Wasim, Riaz and Munawar are growing up in the east end of Oslo, Norway. They find school extremely boring and become attracted to the hard boiled gang East ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Emil Marwa ...
Wasim
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ove Andreassen ...
Grisen (The Pig)
Leon Bashir ...
Hamza
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Jonas
Yngvild Støen Grotmol ...
Renate
Marit Hamdahl ...
Rektor
Abubakar Hussain ...
Amiir
Rolf Isaksen ...
Harry doptester / Harry the drugtester
Danish Kahn ...
Sajjad
Rebekka Karijord ...
Elin Hansen
Shaheen Khan ...
Rashid
Sudhir Kumar Kohli ...
Pappa Mohammed (daddy Mohammed)
Amir Malik ...
Farooq
Daud Mirza ...
Saddiq
Elyas Mohammed ...
Khalid
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The three young immigrant boys Wasim, Riaz and Munawar are growing up in the east end of Oslo, Norway. They find school extremely boring and become attracted to the hard boiled gang East Side Crew, which is run by the brothers Sadiq and Khalid. Petty theft soon develops in to drug dealing, violence and murder. Written by HardHouseClubber

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Life's a matter of honor

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7 October 2005 (Norway)  »

Also Known As:

Alvilági becsület  »

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NOK 16,900,000 (estimated)
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Strong plot..realistic events..overall worth seeing
1 October 2006 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

The word Izzat means 'respect' in Urdu. In a way the movie was all about gaining respect in society. Unfortunately many people enter in to a one way street to get their place in society. A street where there is no turning back...ever! This movie is about 3 boys who were disappointed with poor state of their migrant Pakistani families and the fact that very few Pakistani were enjoying real respect in Norwegian society at that time. One day they come across to a drug gang run by a very ruthless Pakistani 'Sadiq'. They grow up with the gang doing small jobs for them and ultimately becoming the core members of the gang. The main character of the movie Wasim comes across many ugly situations which were all due to his involvement with the gang. That includes shooting his best childhood friend, seeing his sister being raped by his enemies and trying to pay off his younger brother gambling debt. I don't want to spoil the movie for others by telling a lot but this movie does succeeds in gripping it's viewers with it's realistic yet ugly events in underworld crimes. You will almost wish for Wasim to somehow get out of the whole thing.

I will agree with one of the reviewers that acting might have been better in the movie. The Urdu acting was not fantastic either. But the movie still managed to grip me with its strong plot and realistic events. I will certainly recommend this movie for people who like gangster type movie with underworld background.


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