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BLINDED BY THE LIGHT

by Gurinder Chadha

synopsis

1987, Margaret Thatcher’s England. Javed, a 16-year-old British Pakistani boy, lives in the town of Luton. His father’s recent job termination and the neighborhood skinheads are a daily reminder of the difficult times he’s living in. What young Javed really wants is to be a writer—something his father doesn’t approve of or understand—and when a new friend loans him a few Bruce Springsteen cassettes, Javed is changed forever. The Boss’s working-class anthems and affirming lyrics seem to speak directly to Javed, emboldening him to find his own voice as a writer, stand up to the racism around him, and challenge his father’s rigid ideals.

international title: Blinded by the Light
original title: Blinded by the Light
country: United Kingdom
sales agent: Cornerstone Films
year: 2019
genre: fiction
directed by: Gurinder Chadha
film run: 114'
release date: UK 9/08/2019, IE 9/08/2019, DE 22/08/2019, NL 22/08/2019, PT 29/08/2019, IT 29/08/2019, FR 11/09/2019, SE 13/09/2019, ES 20/09/2019, GR 26/09/2019, NO 27/09/2019, DK 17/10/2019, FI 8/11/2019, PL 8/11/2019
screenplay: Paul Mayeda Berges, Gurinder Chadha, Sarfraz Manzoor
cast: Viveik Kalra, Hayley Atwell, Rob Brydon, Kulvinder Ghir, Nell Williams, Aaron Phagura
cinematography by: Ben Smithard
film editing: Justin Krish
art director: Nick Ellis
costumes designer: Annie Hardinge
music: A.R. Rahman
producer: Gurinder Chadha, Jane Barclay, Jamal Daniel
executive producer: Tory Metzger, Renee Witt, Peter Touche, Stephen Spence, Hannah Leader, Tracy Nurse, Paul Mayeda Berges
production: Bend It Films, Ingenious Media
distributor: eOne entertainmentOne, Warner Bros Entertainment Germany, Warner Bros Entertainment Netherlands, NOS Audiovisuais, Warner Bros Italy, Orange Studio, UGC Distribution, Warner Bros.
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