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R| 1 hr. 36 min.

Plot Summary
George Khan, proud Pakistani and chip shop owner -- Ghengis to his kids -- rules his family with a rod of iron. He thinks he's raising his seven children to be respectable Pakistanis. But this is Salford in the North of England, in 1971. Much as George's English wife, Ella, loves and tries to honor her husband, she also wants her kids to be happy. The children, caught between bell-bottoms and arranged marriages, simply want to be citizens of the modern world.

Cast: Om Puri , Linda Bassett , Jordan Routledge , Archie Panjabi , Emil Marwa , Chris Bisson , Jimi Mistry , Raji James

Director: Damien O'Donnell

Genres: Comedy

Distributor: Miramax Films

East Is East (1998)

Release Date: April 14th, 2000|1 hr. 36 min.

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  • 90
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Get your titles straight -- this is the good one, and a roaring good time. show more

  • 75
    Edward Guthmann San Francisco Chronicle

    At its simplest level, East Is East is a broad comedy, but Puri's acting, so honest and heartbreaking, gives the film weight. show more

  • 88
    Staff [Not Credited] USA Today

    A robust family comedy that saves its wildest moments for a climactic "get-together." show more

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