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Bend It Like Beckham

5.7
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Original title
Bend It Like Beckham
Year
Running time
110 min.
Country
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Director
Screenwriter
Gurinder Chadha, Paul Mayeda Berges, Guljit Bindra
Music
Craig Pruess
Cinematography
Jong Lin
Cast
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Producer
Co-production United Kingdom-United States-Germany;
Genre
Comedy. Romance | Sports. Soccer/Football. Teen/coming-of-age
Synopsis / Plot
In west London, 18-year-old Jess Bharma dreams of playing professional football like her idol David Beckham, but her Punjabi Sikh parents have more conventional plans for her: a law degree and marriage. Jules, a blond tomboy, spots Jess playing football in the park and invites her to join the local team. Meanwhile, Jess is forced to help with the preparations for the wedding of her older sister, and is then banned from playing football for shaming the family by exposing her legs in shorts. Jess resorts to playing in secret...
Awards
2002: Nominated for BAFTA Awards: Best British Film
2002: European Film Awards: 2 Nominations including Best Film
2002: British Independent Film Awards (BIFA): 2 Nominations including Best Movie
2003: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Nominated for Best Original Screenplay
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