East Is East (1999)

Stills must not be reproduced, copied or downloaded in any way.

Film details


Comedy set in Salford in 1971. George Khan, a proud Pakistani chip shop owner, lives with his English wife and their seven children in a terraced house. After his eldest son walks out of an arranged marriage, George becomes much stricter with his children. He attempts to arrange a wedding for two more sons, but their rebellion against these religious traditions cause conflict to arise in the family.

Cast & Credits

Latest from the BFI

  • Latest from the BFI

    Latest news, features and opinion.

More information

Films, TV and people

  • Films, TV and people

    Film lists and highlights from BFI Player.

More information

Sight & Sound magazine

  • Sight & Sound magazine

    Reviews, interviews and features from the international film magazine.

More information

Back to the top