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East Is East (1999)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 2 June 2000 (USA)
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In early 1970s England, a Pakistani father finds the authority he has previously maintained challenged by his increasingly Anglicized children.

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Nominated for 4 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 16 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... George Khan
... Ella Khan
Jordan Routledge ... Sajid Khan
... Meenah Khan
... Maneer Khan
... Saleem Khan
... Tariq Khan
Raji James ... Abdul Khan
Ian Aspinall ... Nazir Khan
... Auntie Annie
... Stella Moorhouse
... Peggy
Ben Keaton ... Priest
Kriss Dosanjh ... Poppa Khalid
... Mr. Moorhouse
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In 1971 Salford fish-and-chip shop owner George Khan expects his family to follow his strict Pakistani Muslim ways. But his children, with an English mother and having been born and brought up in Britain, increasingly see themselves as British and start to reject their father's rules on dress, food, religion, and living in general. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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A comedy with attitude about finding your way in a home with no latitude. See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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R | See all certifications »

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Atalanta Filmes (Portugal)

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2 June 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Kelet az Kelet  »

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Box Office

Budget:

£1,900,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£435,627 (United Kingdom), 7 November 1999, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$53,569, 16 April 2000, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$4,170,647, 10 September 2000
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The cinema that the family visit in Bradford was filmed at what used to be The Metro in Ashton-Under-Lyne, Manchester. See more »

Goofs

In the first shot of the house, we see two photos hanging above a mantel. The distance between the photos increases between shots. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Shah: I believe in strict discipline. Especially in a NON-Pakistani environment.
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Special thanks to ... and all the residents of Openshaw. See more »

Connections

Followed by West Is West (2010) See more »

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Main Chali Main Chali
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Sung by Mohammad Rafi & Lata Mangeshkar in the film clip from Professor (1962)
Music by Shankarsingh Raghuwanshi and Jaikishan Dayabhai Panchal
Lyrics by Shailendra
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East is East
10 January 2008 | by See all my reviews

„East is East" is a refreshing inventive family story. Directly the first scene where two different religions and also two opposing views of life (namely the children's and the view of their conservative father) clash together. With the funny way of telling which is typical for the whole film, nevertheless the problems are shown in their graveness. The cast represents every member of this Pakistani family as an individual but the good relations between the siblings and their mother is shown as realistic as the problematic relation between them and their incorrigible father. The viewer gets the impression of a different culture but he will recognize a lot of aspects of his own family life, too, what was aimed by the makers who brought in the personal experiences. All in all, this movie is an evening-filling enrichment for the viewer.


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