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Aro Recommended East Is East


UK 1999, 96 minutes
Dir. Damien O'Donnell
Rating: [M]
Genres: Comedy

Topics: Period 1970s, Stageplay.


Aroview: Polished bittersweet comedy about a family of Pakistani Brits living in 1970s Manchester, headed by a traditionalist patriarch whose keen to make haste with wedding 'arrangements' for his five British-born sons. Based on the stageplay by Ayub Khan-Din, it tackles serious issues of racism, cultural identity crisis and the 'generation gap' with great empathy, bubbly humour and a lightness of touch, while being a model of storytelling efficiency. Winner of a British Academy Award for Best Picture.

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DVD Features

  • audio commentary
  • cast and/or crew interviews
  • deleted scenes
  • English subtitles for the hearing impaired
  • 'making of' documentary / featurette
  • trailers

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