Brick Lane

Movie information

Rated PG-13: Parents Strongly Cautioned (Some Material May Be Inappropriate for Children Under 13) -- Rated PG-13 for some sexuality and brief strong language.
Released on:
June 20, 2008 (limited)

Production Companies:
Film4, Ruby Films
Sony Classics

Status: Released

Tannishtha Chatterjee, Satish Kaushik, Christopher Simpson

Director: Sarah Gavron

Screenwriter: Abi Morgan, Laura Jones
Script: Novel Adaptation

Genre: Drama
About the film:
Nazneen's life is turned upside down at the tender age of seventeen,. Forced intoan arranged marriage to an older man, she exchanges her Bangladeshi village home for a block of flats in London's East End. In this new world, pining for her home and her sister, she struggles to make sense of her existence and to do her duty to her husband. A man of inflated ideas (and stomach), he sorely tests her compliance.

Told from birth that she must not fight her fate, Nazneen submits, devoting her life to raising her family and slapping down her demons of discontent. Until the day that Karim, a hot-headed local man, bursts into her life.

Against a background of escalating racial tension, they embark on an affair that finally forces Nazneen to take control of her life. Set in multicultural Britain, Brick Lane is a truly contemporary story of love, cultural difference, and ultimately, the strength of the human spirit.
Rated PG-13 for some sexuality and brief strong language.
Box Office: Opening weekend: $47,124 (7 theaters) | Domestic Total: $1.1 mil.
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