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Brick Lane

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Based on the prize-winning novel by Monica Ali, Brick Lane is the story of a beautiful young Bangladeshi woman who arrives in 1980s London, leaving behind her beloved sister and home, for an arranged marriage and a new life. Nazneen's mother always told her she was a survivor, but trapped within the four walls of her flat in East London, and in a loveless marriage with the middle aged Chanu, she fears her soul is quietly dying. Her sister Hasina, meanwhile, continues to live a carefree life back in Bangladesh, stumbling from one adventure to the next. Nazneen struggles to accept her lot, and keeps her head down in spite of life's blows. But she soon discovers that life cannot be avoided - and is forced to confront it the day that the hotheaded young Karim comes knocking at her door. Set against the changing backdrop of multicultural Britain, Brick Lane is a truly contemporary story of love, of cultural difference, and ultimately, the strength of the human spirit.


Type of film
Running Time
101 mins
Sarah Gavron
Faye Ward
Faye Ward
Ewa Lind
Abi Morgan, Laura Jones
Director of Photography
Robbie Ryan
Principal Cast
Tannishtha Chatterjee, Satish Kaushik, Christopher Simpson, Harvey Virdi

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Last updated 18th February 2011

Production Company

Ruby Films
26 Lloyd Baker Street
London WC1X 9AW

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