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Brick Lane (2007)

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Starring (View all)
Tannishtha Chatterjee Tannishtha Chatterjee
Nazneen Ahmed
Satish Kaushik Satish Kaushik
Chanu Ahmed
Naeema Begum Naeema Begum
Rukshana 'Shahna' Ahmed
Lana Rahman Lana Rahman
Bibi Ahmed
Lalita Ahmed Lalita Ahmed
Mrs. Islam
Harvey Virdi Harvey Virdi
Zafreen Zafreen

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Monica Ali Monica Ali


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Watching the movie after reading the book

7 years, 9 months ago at Mar 10 18:21
2 votes
We read the book in class, talking and talking about it.
After writing a paper based on Brick Lane, we watched the movie together. And I thought the book would be terrible...

At first, the characters are annoying. Nazneen for example wears most of the time a facial expression like *my life sucks/I am so shy*.
The movie was badly structured and contained a lot of useles... read more
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Description: 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 ... (more)
Release date: 11 July 2008
Tags: UK (1), Family (1), Race (1), London (1), Coming-of-age (1), Childhood (1), 2007 (1), Spiritual Cinema (1), 2008 (1), Sort (1), SnP (1), Ethnicity (1), QF (1), Drama (1)
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