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Buddha Of Suburbia

Overview

In the new tradition of "Tales of the City," this long, complex British satire profiles a decade in the life of a British family. The story opens in a South London suburb where main protagonist Karim Amir lives with his Indian father, Haroon, and his English mother during the 1970's. Haroon is a civil servant who makes extra cash, and gains notoriety for teaching "Eastern Philosophies," of which he knows nothing. Still, as Buddhism is in fashion, people pay him a bundle to hear his vapid, happy ramblings. When ...
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Overview

In the new tradition of "Tales of the City," this long, complex British satire profiles a decade in the life of a British family. The story opens in a South London suburb where main protagonist Karim Amir lives with his Indian father, Haroon, and his English mother during the 1970's. Haroon is a civil servant who makes extra cash, and gains notoriety for teaching "Eastern Philosophies," of which he knows nothing. Still, as Buddhism is in fashion, people pay him a bundle to hear his vapid, happy ramblings. When not preaching, Haroon is trysting with a rich follower, Eva Kay. Karim's mother learns of the affair and leaves with his younger brother. Karim stays with his father and his new love. He begins a career on the stage. The story also follows Charlie, Eva's boy as he aspires to become a rocker. Other plots and subplots abound in this film.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/3/1997
  • UPC: 086162849930
  • Original Release: 1993
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  • Source: 20th Century Fox
  • Format: VHS

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Roshan Seth Haroon Amir
Naveen Andrews Karim Amir
Susan Fleetwood Eva Kay
Steven Mackintosh Charlie Kay
Brenda Blethyn Margaret Amir
John McEnery Uncle Ted
Janet Dale Auntie Jean
Nisha Nayar Jamila
Buddy Uzzaman Anwar
David Bamber Shadwell
Donald Sumpter Matthew Pyke
Jemma Redgrave Eleanor
Harish Patel Changez
Technical Credits
Roger Michell Director, Screenwriter
David Bowie Score Composer
Alexandra Byrne Costumes/Costume Designer
Kate Evans Editor
Anna Kalnars Associate Producer
Hanif Kureishi Screenwriter
Kevin Loader Producer
Marilyn Macdonald Makeup
John McGlashan Cinematographer
Michael Wearing Producer
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