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Ae Fond Kiss

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Casim is a second generation Pakistani from Glasgow. Working as a DJ in Glasgow's coolest venues, he dreams of buying his own club. His parents Tariq and Sadia are devout Muslims and plan for him to marry his beautiful cousin Jasmine - who is soon to arrive in the UK. His proud father spends all his spare time supervising the building of an extension to the family home where the couple are to live. Casim's parents then arrange for his older sister Rukhsana to marry Amar, a promising young scientist from a good family. Life for Casim and his family is ticking along nicely. Until he meets Roisin.
A music teacher at his sister Tahara's school, Roisin Hanlon is sparky and intelligent. She and Casim soon fall deeply in love. But Casim knows all too well that, even if he wasn't due to marry, his parents would never accept a 'goree' - a white girl. And as a Catholic, Roisin finds that her own community aren't very supportive either. Then Casim and Roisin are discovered, and the repercussions of the scandal reach far and wide. When Casim's family find that their peaceful and ordered life is threatened, they decide to take action - bringing matters to a dramatic conclusion.


Type of film
Running Time
100 mins
Ken Loach
Nigel Thomas
Executive Producer
Nigel Thomas
Jonathan Morris
Paul Laverty
Director of Photography
Barry Ackroyd
Ray Beckett
George Fenton
Principal Cast
Atta Yaqub, Eva Birthistle, Ahmad Riaz, Shamshad Akhtar, Shabana Bakhsh, Ghizala Avan, Gary Lewis, David McKay, Raymond Mearns

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Last updated 7th September 2006

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