West is West

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Salford, North of England, 1975. The now much diminished, but still claustrophobic and dysfunctional, Khan family continues to struggle for survival. Sajid, the youngest Khan, the runt of the litter, is deep in pubescent crisis under heavy assault both from his father's tyrannical insistence on Pakistani tradition, and from the fierce bullies in the schoolyard. So, in a last, desperate attempt to 'sort him out', his father decides to pack him off to Mrs Khan No 1 and family in the Punjab, the wife and daughters he had abandoned 35 years earlier. It is not long before Ella Khan (Mrs Khan No2) with a small entourage from Salford, England, swiftly follows to sort out the mess, past and present.

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Direction: Andy De Emmony

Script: Ayub Khan Din

Cast: Om Puri, Linda Bassett, Aqib Khan, Emil Marwa, Lesley Nicol

Original Title: West is West

Original Language: English

Subtitles: German

Film Production Country: United Kingdom


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