Sony Pictures Classics | Release Date: June 20, 2008
Summary: Nazneen’s life is turned upside down at the tender age of seventeen. Forced into an 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. (Sony Pictures Classics)
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Runtime: 102 min
Rating: Rated PG-13 for some sexuality and brief strong language.
Production: Ingenious Film Partners
Genres: Drama
Countries: UK, India
Languages: English, Bengali
Director Credit
Sarah Gavron Director
Writer Credit
Abi Morgan Writer
Laura Jones Writer
Monica Ali Writer
Principal Cast Credit
Christopher Simpson Karim
Satish Kaushik Chanu Ahmed
Tannishtha Chatterjee Nazneen Ahmed
Cast Credit
Abdul Nlephaz Ali Tariq
Abed Hakim Second Speaker At Meeting
Bijal Chandaria Shefali
Harsh Nayyar Dr. Azad
Harvey Virdi Razia
Josh Ali Meeting Secretary
Lalita Ahmed Mrs. Islam
Lana Rahman Bibi Ahmed
Mohammed Ahsan Meeting Chairman
Naeema Begum Rukshana 'Shahna' Ahmed
Raha Ahmed First Speaker At Meeting
Zafreen Hasina
Producer Credit
Alison Owen Producer
Ameenah Ayub Assistant Producer
Andy Stebbing Line Producer
Chris Collins Producer
Duncan Reid Executive Producer
Faye Ward Associate Producer
Katherine Butler Associate Producer
Paul Trijbits Executive Producer
Paula Jalfon Executive Producer
Tessa Ross Executive Producer