Brick Lane

Brick Lane

DVD - 2009
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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.
Publisher: Culver City, Calif. :, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment,, [2009]
Edition: Widescreen edition.
Copyright Date: ©2009
ISBN: 9781435918436
Branch Call Number: DVD FEATURE BRI
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (approximately 102 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Dolby digital 5.1
video file,rdaft,
DVD video
region 1,rdare,


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Jun 30, 2015

Rated 7/10.

NewYorkViews Nov 26, 2014

Sad story of the gradual disintegration of an arranged Indian marriage and their life in London. She, the fashionable, fragile wife from a small Indian village; and he, the older intellectual Indian, trying to make it big in London. They have two daughters, and the married couple are tested my stressful tragedies--such as, death of a young son, hostility towards Islamic immigrants--especially after the World Trade Centers fall, lack of white collar employment, being away from family in India, etc. A very interesting cultural film with many interpretations.

sabsah Jul 10, 2014

I found the book much more engaging than the film.

btmslt Jun 25, 2013

This movie starts out very slowly and should have been better edited to quicken the pace. However, towards the middle of the film, it becomes an entertaining film concerning a woman from an arranged marriage becoming accustomed to her life in a foreign country.

Dec 06, 2012

Well worth watching. What a frustrating look at an arranged Bengali marriage.

ggbookreader Aug 27, 2012

If you enjoy films based in countries other than America, you may enjoy this story of a young lady learning the true meaning of marriage. Also, if you delight in seeing films about other cultures, this maybe one you would like to see. The storyline is well-developed and the protagonist is engaging. You will watch how her character changes with the various roles she must play throughout her young life. And see how she transforms into a person that is assertive. *Great DVD.

Jun 19, 2012

Great, deeply layered story of an Indian arranged-bride woman in England facing hardships and coming into her own; also, the progress of the others in her life.

Sep 12, 2011

A story that has many similarities to the Japanese Americans during WWII. The two generations are torn between staying in the country to which they have immigrated and returning to their original country after 9/11. The photography and the saris worn by the wife are beautiful to see.

Mar 15, 2011

A woman had an arranged marriage to a middle-aged man. They had two daughters and lived in London, UK for 20 years in a loveless marriage.

In walks a young man into this woman's life and complicates her life.

An absorbing & moving movie.

Feb 22, 2011

Good movie, good story.

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Oct 05, 2012

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