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Director Sarah Gavron and screenwriter Abi Morgan team to adapt author Monica Ali's award-winning novel about a young girl from Bangladesh who finds the spark in her soul slowly fading after traveling to London for an arranged marriage. As a child, Nazneen (Tannishtha Chatterjee) was always told that she was a survivor. Now, as a young adult, she must contend with the sudden death of her mother. Her father arranges her marriage to a man she has never met, and she gets shuttled off from her quaint village to a working-class neighborhood in East London, as the bride of Chanu (Satish Kaushik), where she earns extra income via sewing. At first, the newlywed Nazneen does her best to be a devoted wife and loving mother. It's a lonely life, and as the pompous ineffectual Chanu does his best to fit into British society, the bored housewife finds herself increasingly drawn to Karim (Christopher Simpson), the hotheaded fellow who delivers pants to her door for various sewing jobs. The two lapse into an impassioned affair, but Chanu grows increasingly determined to marry Nazreen himself, especially as his own politics become more and more radical in the wake of 9/11. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:June 20, 2008

Awards

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Nominee
Category
Year
Status
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Sarah Gavron Carl Foreman Award 2007 Nominee

Crew

Sarah Gavron
Director
Alison Owen
Producer
Christopher Collins
Producer
Monica Ali
Book Author
Laura Jones
Screenwriter
Abi Morgan
Screenwriter
Robbie Ryan
Cinematographer
Jocelyn Pook
Composer (Music Score)
Melanie Oliver
Editor
Simon Elliott
Production Designer
Faye Ward
Associate Producer
Katherine Butler
Associate Producer
Paula Jalfon
Executive Producer
Tessa Ross
Executive Producer
Paul Trijbits
Executive Producer
Duncan Reid
Executive Producer
Michael O'Connor
Costume Designer
Andy Shelley
Sound/Sound Designer
Shaheen Baig
Casting
Uma Da Cunha
Casting
Loveleen Tandan
Casting
Sangeeta Datta
Associate Director
Ruhul Amin
Associate Director
Andy Stebbing
Line Producer
Kirstin Chalmers
Hair Styles
Kirstin Chalmers
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