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East Is East


Director: Damien O’Donnell
Screenplay: Ayub Khan Din
Photography: Brian Tufano
Music: Deborah Mollison
Editing: Michael Parker
Scenography: Tom Conroy
Cast: Gary Amer, Ian Aspinall, Linda Basseti, Chris Bisson, Gary Damer, Raji James, Ruth Jones, Emil Marwa, Jimi Mistry, Lesley Nicol, Archie Panjabi, Om Puri, Jordan Routledge
Production: Leslee Udwin
Distribution: Academy
Year: 1999
Country: Great Britain

Running Time: 100′

The year is 1971. George Khan is a proud and traditional Pakistani man who immigrated to a Manchester suburb called Salford. Here he owns a fish & chip shop and is married to Ella, an English woman from Lancashire. Their seven children do not seem interested in following their father’s traditional ways concerning the islamic religion.