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Blinded by the Light (2019)

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In 1987 during the austere days of Thatcher's Britain, a teenager learns to live life, understand his family and find his own voice through the music of Bruce Springsteen.

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Gurinder Chadha
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Cast

Credited cast:
Viveik Kalra ... Javed
Kulvinder Ghir ... Malik
Meera Ganatra ... Noor
Aaron Phagura ... Roops
Dean-Charles Chapman ... Matt
Nikita Mehta ... Shazia
Nell Williams ... Eliza
Tara Divina Tara Divina ... Yasmeen
Rob Brydon ... Matt's Dad
Frankie Fox ... Colin Hand
Hayley Atwell ... Ms Clay
Sally Phillips ... Mrs. Anderson
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sofia Abbasi ... 1980's Local Resident
Asheq Akhtar ... Butcher
Vincent Andriano ... Billy
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In 1987 during the austere days of Thatcher's Britain, a teenager learns to live life, understand his family and find his own voice through the music of Bruce Springsteen.

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Rated PG-13 for thematic material and language including some ethnic slurs. | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 August 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Blinded by the Light See more »

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Filmed in many locations in and around Luton in the Home Counties UK See more »

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Javed flies to America, arriving at Newark Liberty International Airport. The sign inside the airport says "Welcome to New York". Newark Airport is in New Jersey. See more »

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A good message
9 July 2019 | by kapakraSee all my reviews

I saw this at a secret screening and it's not my normal kind of film, but it is a interesting message about culture and how the ideals we are exposed to can shape us.

Sticking with it to the end brings it full circle, and that seems to be the point of the story.


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