Brick lane [videorecording] /

by Owen, Alison; Collins, Chris; Morgan, Abi; Jones, Laura; Gavron, Sarah; Chatterjee, Tannishtha; Kaushik, Satish; Simpson, Christopher; Ali, Monica; Sony Pictures Classics (Firm); FilmFour (Firm); Ingenious Film Partners (Firm); UK Film Council; Ruby Films (Firm); Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm).
Material type: materialTypeLabelVisual materialPublisher: Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, c2009Edition: Widescreen ed.Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 102 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.ISBN: 1435918436 :; 9781435918436.Language note: English dialogue, English or French subtitles; closed-captioned.Title notes: $28.96 1/24/2009 (si)Subject(s): DVD-Video discs | Arranged marriage -- England -- London -- Drama | Women -- Bangladesh -- Social conditions -- Drama | Married women -- England -- London -- Drama | Man-woman relationships -- England -- London -- Drama | Melodrama | Films for the hearing impaired | Feature films | Melodrama -- Feature | MelodramaCast: Tannishtha Chatterjee, Satish Kaushik, Christopher Simpson.Summary: Nazneem is a young Bangladeshi woman who arrives in London during the 1980s. She leaves behind her beloved sister and home, for an arranged marriage and a new life. In a loveless marriage to the middle aged Chanu, she feels trapped within the four walls of her flat in East London. She begins to fear that her soul is quietly dying. Meanwhile, her sister Hasina, continues to live a carefree life back in Bangladesh. Nazneen struggles to accept her lifestyle and tries to keep her head down in spite of life's blows. She soon discovers that life cannot be avoided and she is forced to confront life the day that the hotheaded young Karim comes knocking at her door.
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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

$28.96 1/24/2009 (si)

DVD, region 1, anamorphic widescreen (2.35:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround.

English dialogue, English or French subtitles; closed-captioned.

Tannishtha Chatterjee, Satish Kaushik, Christopher Simpson.

Director of photography, Robbie Ryan ; editor, Melanie Oliver ; music, Jocelyn Pook.

Based on the novel by Monica Ali.

Special features: commentary with director Sarah Gavron and actress Tannishtha Chatterjee; interview with Sarah Gavron; deleted scenes; interview with Tannishtha Chatterjee and Christopher Sampson; Exploring Brick Lane featurette; interview with Satish Koushik; scene specific commentaries.

MPAA rating: PG-13; for some sexuality and brief strong language.

Nazneem is a young Bangladeshi woman who arrives in London during the 1980s. She leaves behind her beloved sister and home, for an arranged marriage and a new life. In a loveless marriage to the middle aged Chanu, she feels trapped within the four walls of her flat in East London. She begins to fear that her soul is quietly dying. Meanwhile, her sister Hasina, continues to live a carefree life back in Bangladesh. Nazneen struggles to accept her lifestyle and tries to keep her head down in spite of life's blows. She soon discovers that life cannot be avoided and she is forced to confront life the day that the hotheaded young Karim comes knocking at her door.

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