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Honour (2014)

Not Rated | | Thriller | 4 April 2014 (UK)
A story centered on a young woman who is targeted by her family for an "honour killing" and the bounty hunter who takes the job.

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Shan Khan

Writer:

Shan Khan
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Credited cast:
Aiysha Hart ... Mona
Paddy Considine
Faraz Ayub ... Kasim
Shubham Saraf ... Adel
Harvey Virdi ... Mother
Nikesh Patel ... Tanvir
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ben Bishop ... Boxer
Paulina Boneva Paulina Boneva ... Train Passenger
Nick Chopping ... White Cop
Simon Coleman Simon Coleman ... Policeman
Nicola Jo Cully ... Wee Min
Amiera Darwish Amiera Darwish ... Farsi Woman
Caitlin Joseph Caitlin Joseph ... Jameelah
Dan Munro Dan Munro ... Coughing Man on Train
Aaron Neil ... Imam
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An urban thriller set in West London starring Paddy Considine and rising star Aiysha Hart. Mona is a young British Muslim girl on the on the run from her family after they find out about her plans to run away with her Punjabi boyfriend. In a desperate bid to save face and their family honour; her mother and older brother enlist the help of a bounty hunter to track her down. Written by Anonymous

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Bound by tradition. Betrayed by blood. See more »

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Thriller

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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Based in London but filmed mainly in Glasgow. See more »

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Simplified movie about a complicated issue
5 January 2016 | by Seth_Rogue_OneSee all my reviews

This is a tricky movie to review, it's a little all over the place at times and while occasionally it gets interesting it as often is rather boring.

And that has to do partly with the fact that pretty much everyone except for the victim are disgusting human beings and it focuses more on them than it does the only sympathetic character in the movie, and they aren't that fleshed out characters either to make up for it.

Paddy Considine is all over the poster but for the first hour he merely shows up here and there and it often made me wonder what his characters purpose even was, he ended up serving a purpose in the end though but yeah he's definitely not a lead character for the first hour that's for sure and clearly only on the poster to attract viewers.

I'm conflicted about the movie regarding it's subject, on one hand I do think that it's important to bring up cause honour killings do occur all over the world.

It's just the way it was dealt with that didn't sit right with me, cause they simplified it all and it almost felt like it was suggesting that any Muslim can turn into a vicious killer at any moment because of their pride, and other Muslims accept it which is an idea that the right-wing media is already trying to sell to the world causing racism and this movie will surely not help to prevent that from happening.

Not saying that you should hide away from subjects just for fear of such things but yeah it made it all seem so simple to what is a very complicated issue, it needed to be handled in a much more delicate manner, and perhaps it would have helped if there were any decent people in it beyond the victim to show that not everyone is like this.


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UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 April 2014 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Ailenin Onuru See more »

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London, England, UK See more »

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