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What Will People Say ()

Hva vil folk si (original title)
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The story of Nisha, daughter of a Pakistani-Norwegian family, who is kidnapped to Pakistan by her parents when her father finds her in bed with a man.

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Maria Mozhdah ...
Nisha
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Mirza
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Mother Najma
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Amir
Ali Arfan ...
Asif
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Aunt
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Uncle
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Salima
Isak Lie Harr ...
Daniel
Nokokure Dahl ...
Emily
Eliza Raja ...
Ameena
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Bestemor
Naeem Azam ...
Amjad
Assad Siddique ...
Abdullah
Trine Wiggen ...
Social worker
Sara Khorami ...
Social worker
Maria Bock ...
Social worker
Juliet Skogen ...
Iben
Jonas Kvitting ...
Marcus
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Customer
Balwinder Kaur ...
Relatives
Sarangi Agnihotri ...
Relatives
Kjersti Elvik ...
Teacher
Freddy Singh ...
Majid
Noreen Iqbal ...
Majid's Cousin
Neelam Sharma ...
Majid's Aunt
Nora Skielvan Dal ...
Nisha's Classmates
Emma S. Hinrichsen ...
Nisha's Classmates
Mone Frogg Christiansen ...
Nisha's Classmates (as Mone Frogg)
Surinder Agnihotri ...
Birthday Guest
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Leila
Vara Raturi ...
Saera (as Vara A. Ratauri)
Hemant Sharma ...
Pakistani Teacher
Kailash Soni ...
Selger
Alisha Parveen ...
Girls
Kanak Sharma ...
Girls
Poorvi Jain ...
Girls
Ramesh ...
Transvestites
Reshma Kinnar ...
Transvestites
Devender Chauhan ...
Policeman
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Policeman
Sameer Kamble ...
Policeman
Mahesh Vaishnav ...
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Directed by

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Iram Haq

Written by

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Iram Haq ... (written by)

Produced by

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Catho Bach Christensen ... line producer
Tom Dercourt ... associate producer
Maria Ekerhovd ... producer
Madeleine Ekman ... associate producer
Sophie Erbs ... associate producer
Tomas Eskilsson ... co-producer
Axel Helgeland ... executive producer
Achin Jain ... associate producer
Eva Jakobsen ... associate producer
Mikkel Jersin ... associate producer
Lizette Jonjic ... co-producer
Katarina Krave ... co-producer
Ragna Nordhus Midtgard ... line producer
Guneet Monga ... associate producer
Jesper Morthorst ... associate producer
Katrin Pors ... associate producer
Karsten Stöter ... co-producer

Music by

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Lorenz Dangel
Martin Pedersen

Cinematography by

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Nadim Carlsen

Film Editing by

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Janus Billeskov Jansen
Anne Østerud

Editorial Department

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Jesper Bækdal ... additional editor
Tanya Fallenius ... additional editor
Line Gellert ... additional editor
Claudia Gittel ... colorist
Ivanna Kozak ... postproduction coordinator
Karen Kramatschek ... assistant editor
Maurits Malschaert ... trailer editor
Leon Noordzij ... trailer editor

Casting By

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Anmol Ahuja
Abhishek Banerjee

Production Design by

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Vintee Bansal
Ann-Kristin Talleraas

Art Direction by

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Michael Randel

Costume Design by

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Rohit Chaturvedi
Ida Toft

Production Management

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Rahul Jadhav ... production manager: India
Sameer Kamble ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Hanish Kalia ... first assistant director
Raman Kumar ... second assistant director
Esa-Lu Lorenz ... second assistant director: crowd, Germany
Eeshita Mittal ... third assistant director
Sabrina Khan Norstrøm ... director's assistant
Tonje S. Rolland ... first assistant director
Jaideep Yadav ... second second assistant director

Art Department

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Somanwita Bhattacharya ... assistant art director
Pamina Brandes ... property master: indoor

Sound Department

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Tobias Adam ... dialogue editor
Daniel Angyal ... sound editor
Miroslav Babic ... sound mixer
Michael Kaczmarek ... head of sound department
Tom Korr ... re-recording mixer
Martin Langenbach ... foley artist
Christoph Oertel ... foley mixer
Johan Rasmus Pram ... sound effects editor
Tormod Ringnes ... re-recording mixer / supervising sound editor
Frank Schubert ... foley editor

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Claudia Gittel ... digital colorist
Patrick Tauscher ... digital compositor: Automatik VFX

Stunts

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Selma Ibrahim Karlsen ... body double (as Selma Ibrahim)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Artjom Antipin ... best boy
Mathias Beier ... gaffer
Rubb Bhungdawala ... gaffer
Yogendra Khadpe ... second assistant camera (as Bunty)
Boye Klüver ... first assistant camera
Siegfried Kuckstein ... dit
Espen Saur ... second assistant camera
Erik Sens ... key grip
Axel Stock ... first assistant camera
Robert Will ... second assistant camera
Theresa Winkelmann ... lighting technician

Casting Department

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Nikita Grover ... casting assistant
Vibhu Gupta ... casting associate
Aasif Khan ... casting associate
Sabrina Khan Norstrøm ... extras casting
Vikas Pal ... casting associate
Aditya Singh ... casting assistant

Location Management

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Michal Honnens ... location scout
Eirik Ohna ... locations scout

Music Department

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Milena Fessmann ... music supervisor

Script and Continuity Department

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Annika Appelin ... script supervisor

Additional Crew

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Silke Becker ... production coordinator
François-Xavier Durandy ... French subtitles
Henrik Fagerli Larsen ... production assistant
Pankaj Mishra ... production accountant
Agnes Parkrud ... production assistant
August Falch Sørheim ... production coordinator
Henriette Würffel ... assistant set manager
Jaideep Yadav ... Script translator

Thanks

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Riz Ahmed ... special thanks
Guneet Dogra ... special thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Sixteen year-old Nisha lives a double life. At home with her family she is the perfect Pakistani daughter, but when out with her friends, she is a normal Norwegian teenager. When her father catches her in bed with her boyfriend, Nisha's two worlds brutally collide. To set an example, Nisha's parents decide to kidnap her and place her with relatives in Pakistan. Here, in a country she has never been to before, Nisha is forced to adapt to her parents' culture.

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Taglines Sent to a country she's never known... she must risk everything to break free. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Was werden die Leute sagen (Germany)
  • Vad ska folk säga (Sweden)
  • La Mauvaise Réputation (France)
  • Hvad vil folk sige (Denmark)
  • What Will People Say (Canada, English title)
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Runtime
  • 106 min
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Trivia The story idea came from the Director's real life incident. She was once kidnapped to Pakistan. See more »
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