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Synopsis

Yasmin (Archie Panjabi- Bend it like Beckham) is a spirited women whose life in the North of England has become a precarious balancing act as she attempts both to please her traditional Pakistani family and enjoy the freedoms of western life. Having rebelled against her family as a teenager, Yasmin yields to the demands of her widowed father and agrees to marry a cousin 'from home'. The omens are not good when the goat-herder from a Pakistani village meets the vivacious, westernised Yasmin.

After the shocking events of 9/11, Yasmin's life begins to change; her innate sense of confidence starts to evaporate and she becomes increasingly ostracised at work. Yasmin is only jolted out of her crisis of identity when she witnesses the brutal internment of her husband under the draconian rules of the Anti-Terrorism Act. The injustice of this event forces Yasmin to re-evaluate her faith, her culture and her relationships. The scene is set for a compelling and and topical personal drama of what it means to be Asian, Muslim and British in the 21st century.
Written by Simon Beaufoy (highly acclaimed writer of The Full Monty), the film is an emotionally resonant story, threaded with a rich vein of wit, irony and juxtapostions.

Details

Year
2005
Type of film
Features
Running Time
87 mins
Format
35mm
Director
Kenny Glenaan 1st Feature
Producer
Jonathan Olsberg
Co-Producer
Jonathan Olsberg
Editor
Kristina Hetherington
Screenwriter
Simon Beaufoy
Director of Photography
Tony Slater-Ling
Sound
Stuart Bruce
Music
Stephen McKeon
Principal Cast
Archie Panjabi, Renu Setna, Steve Jackson, Syed Ahman, Shahid Ahmed

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Production Company

Parallax Independent
St Runwald Street
Colchester
Essex CO1 1HF
UK

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Sales
Company

Gavin Film
65-66 Dean Street
London W1D 4PL
UK

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