Nov 22, 2018
Welcome to Reel Britannia-a very British podcast about very British films....with the occasional hint of professionalism.
In this episode episode, Steven has selected East is East from 1999 – starring Om Puri, Linda Bassett and Jimi Mistry
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.
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Scott and Steven