East Is East

1999, Movie, R, 96 mins

East Is East
Immigrant father, rebellious children: The specifics change, but the broad strokes of this story are always the same. That said, actor-turned-screenwriter Ayub Khan Din finds some fresh angles on this time-honored material. Pakistani patriarch George Khan (Indian actor Om Puri) is married to an Englishwoman, Ella (Linda Bassett); it's 1971 and they have seven English-born children, ranging in age from early 20s to 12. George and Ella run a fish-and-chips shop in a working-class suburb of London; the family lives nearby in a cramped row house. The Khans seem to be striking a reasonable balance between assimilating and maintaining Pakistani traditions until eldest so...
Released: 1999 Rated: R Length: 96 mins

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