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by Andy DeEmmony


Manchester, Northern England, 1976. The now much-diminished, but still claustrophobic and dysfunctional, Khan family continues to struggle for survival. Sajid, the youngest Khan, is under heavy assault both from his father's tyrannical insistence on Pakistani tradition, and from the fierce bullies in the schoolyard. His father decides to pack him off to Mrs. Khan No 1 and family in the Punjab, the wife and daughters he had abandoned 30 years earlier. The sequel to East is East, West is West is the coming of age story of both 15-year-old Sajid and of his father, 60-year-old George Khan.

international title: West Is West
original title: West Is West
country: United Kingdom
sales agent: Icon Entertainment International
year: 2010
genre: fiction
directed by: Andy DeEmmony
release date: GB 25/02/2011, IE 25/02/2011, DE 14/06/2012, FR 23/02/2011
screenplay: Ayub Khan-Din
cast: Jimi Mistry, Om Puri, Linda Bassett, Vanessa Hehir, Emil Marwa, Vijay Raaz, Lesley Nicol
cinematography by: Peter Robertson
film editing: Jon Gregory, Stephen O'Connell
art director: Tom Conroy, Aradhana Seth
costumes designer: Louise Stjernsward
music: Robert Lane
producer: Leslee Udwin
distributor: Icon Film Distribution, Kool Filmdistribution, Ascot Elite Entertainment Group, Metropolitan Filmexport

main awards/selection

BFI London Film Festival 2010 

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