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East Is East, 1999

East Is East
Starring: Om Puri, Linda Bassett
Directed by: Damien O'Donnell
Written by: Ayub Khan Din
Language:  English, Urdu
Country:  UK
Runtime:  96 min
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The mood of East Is East is feel good, sentimental, and humorous. The plot centers around family problems, family life, and parents and children. It features dry humor. East Is East is a drama and comedy movie. Stylistically, it stars an ensemble cast. In approach, it is realistic. East Is East is set in England. It happens in the 20th century. It is adapted from a play. East Is East is known for being critically acclaimed and an award winner. Note that it includes profanity.

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Director Damien O'Donnell and screenwriter Ayub Khan-Din in East Is East (1999)
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Set in the early 1970s, East Is East, directed by Damien O'Donnell, follows the lives of a Pakistani-English... more

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Language: English, Urdu
Country: UK
Release date: 4 September 1999
Runtime: 96 min

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Om Puri Om Puri As George Khan
Linda Bassett Linda Bassett As Ella Khan
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Film.com
We've seen the clash of cultures and generations before,--- but never quite so humorously. This time, the focus is on the Pakistanis living in England, and it's quite amazingly done, perky and inventive to the core.
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A sprightly acted, warm and often extremely funny ensemble comedy.
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East Is East
Really struggled to care about the characters. The mixture of 'serious'' storyline and comedy was grating.
13.March.2009 |  by: Liam
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hilarious and quite touching comedy about the generation gap between an immigrant father and his children. that culture clash supplied us with many comedies in recent years, especially involving Indian and Pakistani communities in England. East Is...
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