East Is East


1h 36m 1999

Brief Synopsis

George Khan is the father of seven free-spirited children. He wants the best for them which, in his mind, means raising them in the traditional Pakistani custom. Unfortunately for George, his family lives in a London suburb surrounded by the current cultural phenomenon: 1970's psychedlic hippiedom.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1999
Production Company
Bbc Films; Film4 Productions; Filmfour; Filmfour International
Distribution Company
MIRAMAX; Academy Distribuzione; Alfa Films; Alta Films; Ascot Elite Entertainment Group; Central Film Verleih Gmbh; Film4 Productions; Film4 Productions; Filmfour; Filmladen Gmbh; Haskolabio; Les Films De L'Elysee; MIRAMAX; Miramax Home Entertainment; OcTan Films; Sandrew Metronome Distribution Finland Oy; Senator Film Verleih; Shaw Organization; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International; Wild Bunch AG
Location
Openshaw, Manchester, England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 36m

Synopsis

George Khan is the father of seven free-spirited children. He wants the best for them which, in his mind, means raising them in the traditional Pakistani custom. Unfortunately for George, his family lives in a London suburb surrounded by the current cultural phenomenon: 1970's psychedlic hippiedom. The two lifestyles couldn't be more at odds. The Khan kids' relationships with their father George (a.k.a. 'Gengis') becomes a game of dodge-ball, avoiding his restrictions. Life for them is about sneaking in Western pleasures while their father isn't watching. So when George tries to put his foot down, his English wife Ella becomes caught in the middle of a flying circus; she's torn between loyalty towards her husband's beliefs and empathy toward her kids desires to make their own ways in the world. For George Khan, the war for his traditional Pakistani values is about to be waged against London's bellbottoms, discos and free-wheeling lifestyles, and this is where the fun begins.

Crew

William Booker

2nd Assistant Director

Catherine Brice

Location Assistant (Manchester)

Jaap Buitendijk

Unit Photographer

Tabitha Burrill

Assistant Accountant

Tom Conroy

Production Designer

Alex De Grunwald

Post-Production Supervisor

Tom Delmar

Stunt Coordinator

Ben Dixon

3rd Assistant Director

Spencer Dodd

Floor Runner

John Downer

Sound Editor

Corinna Downing

Producer'S Assistant

Barry Du Pille

Props Master

John Eccleston

Production Accountant

Nadia El-saffar

Hair Stylist

Stephanie Guerrasio

Associate Producer

Henry Harris

Art Director

Mary Hillman

Makeup Artist

Gill Howard

Costume Design Assistant

Polly Jefferies

Production Coordinator

Ayub Khan-din

Screenwriter

Ayub Khan-din

Play As Source Material ("East Is East")

Sue Lefton

Choreographer

Helene Lenszner

Location Manager

Kate Lloyd-spencer

Assistant Art Director

Joan Mccann

Casting Director

Adrian Mccarthy

Grip

Liam Mcgill

Gaffer

Graham Meethoo

Wardrobe Supervisor

Deborah Mollison

Music Composer

Lorna Marie Mugan

Costume Designer

Pete Murphy

Sound Department

Em Muslin

Other

Michael Parker

Editor

Clive Pittman

Other

Stuart Renfrew

1st Assistant Director

Dan Roberts

Assistant Editor

Marinella Setti

Script Supervisor

Robert Shipsey

Other

Penny Smith

Hair Designer

Penny Smith

Makeup Designer

Shellie Smith

Line Producer

Eliza Solesbury

Set Decorator

Robin Thistlethwaite

Construction Manager

Brian Tufano

Director Of Photography

Leslee Udwin

Producer

Alan J. Wands

Executive Producer

Christian Wangler

Sound Mixer

Toby Whale

Casting Director

Iwan Williams

Best Boy

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1999
Production Company
Bbc Films; Film4 Productions; Filmfour; Filmfour International
Distribution Company
MIRAMAX; Academy Distribuzione; Alfa Films; Alta Films; Ascot Elite Entertainment Group; Central Film Verleih Gmbh; Film4 Productions; Film4 Productions; Filmfour; Filmladen Gmbh; Haskolabio; Les Films De L'Elysee; MIRAMAX; Miramax Home Entertainment; OcTan Films; Sandrew Metronome Distribution Finland Oy; Senator Film Verleih; Shaw Organization; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International; Wild Bunch AG
Location
Openshaw, Manchester, England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 36m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the 1999 Alexander Korda Award for the outstanding British Film of the Year from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA). Also nominated for Best Film, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Actress (Linda Bassett), Best Actor (Om Puri) and Most Promising Newcomer (Ayub Khan-Din).

Winner of the Golden Spike Award at the 1999 Valladolid International Film Festival.

Released in United States Spring April 14, 2000

Expanded Release in United States April 21, 2000

Released in United States on Video August 12, 2000

Released in United States on Video September 12, 2000

Released in United States 1999

Released in United States September 1999

Released in United States October 1999

Released in United States April 2000

Shown at Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (Regional Premieres) October 20 - November 15, 1999.

Shown at Valladolid International Film Festival October 22-30, 1999.

Shown at Chicago International Film Festival (Fipresci) October 6-21, 1999.

Shown at Mill Valley Film Festival October 7-17, 1999.

Shown at Washington, D.C. International Film Festival April 5-16, 2000.

Feature directorial debut for Damien O'Donnell.

Released in United States Spring April 14, 2000

Expanded Release in United States April 21, 2000

Released in United States on Video August 12, 2000

Released in United States on Video September 12, 2000

Released in United States 1999 (Shown at Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (Regional Premieres) October 20 - November 15, 1999.)

Released in United States September 1999 (Shown at Telluride Film Festival September 3-6, 1999.)

Released in United States October 1999 (Shown at Valladolid International Film Festival October 22-30, 1999.)

Released in United States October 1999 (Shown at Chicago International Film Festival (Fipresci) October 6-21, 1999.)

Released in United States October 1999 (Shown at Mill Valley Film Festival October 7-17, 1999.)

Released in United States October 1999 (Shown at American Film Institute (AFI) Los Angeles International Film Festival (European Film Showcase) October 21-29, 1999.)

Released in United States April 2000 (Shown at Washington, D.C. International Film Festival April 5-16, 2000.)