Safa Habimana, a Muslim immigrant in Britain who struggles to make ends meet, hopes that she and her troubled teenage son, Ayyash, will reunite with her husband one day. However, with lots of time on his hands, Ayyash will soon find the police on his doorstep--and as a result--his desperate mother will need to take some drastic measures. So, without delay, Safa sets up an appointment with Nat, her Jewish boss and the neighbourhood's baker, to beg him to take her son as an apprentice. Of course, new beginnings are usually hard at first; but, little by little, as Nat's business starts to flourish thanks to a revolutionary recipe, a strong bond will develop between them. But, do they know that problems are just around the corner?Written by
Director/Producer John Goldschmidt's productions have won and been nominated for many awards including: British Academy Award (BAFTA), Silver Bear - Berlin Film Festival, Prix Italia Award - RAI Prize - Music, Golden Nymph - Monte Carlo, Silver Nymph - Monte Carlo (twice), Cine de Luca Award - Monte Carlo, Fernsehpreis der Oesterreichischen Volksbildung, German Cinema Owner's Prize, Silver Hugo - Chicago Film Festival, Royal Television Society Award, International Emmy Award - Nomination, Prix Italia Award - Nomination for Drama, Cable Ace Award (US) - Nomination. See more »
At the beginning of the film, Ayyash asks his friends why he'd be walking around with no pants on. In the UK, "pants" refers to what Americans call "underwear." While many Americanisms and word meanings have traveled to the UK, "pants" has not yet changed meaning to refer to trousers. See more »
Race and religion are irrelevant. If you're a dickhead, then you're a dickhead.
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Wow, i was really amazed by this movie, the atmosphere, the emotions and the story are all perfect.
Now, lets not argue about "racism", because there is no such thing as racism in this film. Well, more like countering the popular belief of 2015-2016 stereotypes of people saying that "Muslims and Jews cannot be racist". This movie proved the opposite, and shows us that racial tension still exists due to the fact of people bringing it back up again.
Never the less, it was an amazing movie, with an amazing story, and an amazing message.
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