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Brothers in Trouble (1995)

Brothers in Trouble

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In the mid 1960s, scores of refugees from India illegally came to England looking for a better life and found themselves living the very lives they sought to escape. This British drama, chronicles the daily existence of one household of these illegal refugees. The tale centers on Amir who journeys to a grungy northern English industrial town via vegetable crate with only a few dollars to his name. He ends up staying in a ramshackle house with 17 other illegals, all of them men. They lead a dreary life working in a factory filled with others like them. The only bright spot in their lives is a weekly outing to the local cinema that shows Indian films during the daytime. Occasionally a whore visits the house and provides the men with sexual release. The leader of the house is Hussein Shah, a traditional patriarch. Upon his arrival, Amir is befriended by Sakib, a student who shows him the basic ropes of English living. Despite their humble lives, the men get on well. But one day, Hussein brings home a new illegal alien, a lovely blonde woman from Ireland and trouble ensues. The woman is unmarried and pregnant. To help her, Hussein allows a marriage of convenience between the woman and his smart-alecky nephew Irshad. The baby is born, but more trouble ensues when Hussein begins objecting to the woman's free-spirited ways, and his nephew's lack of respect. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovimore
Rating: R
Genre: Drama
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Written By: Robert Buckler
On DVD: Mar 10, 1998
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Cast

Om Puri
as Hussein Shah
Pal Aron
as Zamara
Shakher Bassi
as Household Ensemble
Kumall Grewal
as Akbar Dal
Shiv Grewal
as Shona Mian
Sian Holland
as Baby Michael
Luke Johnson
as Baby Michael
Asheer Kaleem
as Household Ensemble
Rez Kempton
as Household Ensemble
Shadin Khosru
as Household Ensemble
John Lambert
as Registrar
Huggy Lever
as Market Porter
Jinx Lootens
as Pub Band
Mellan Mitchell
as Café Owner
Steve Nijjar
as Household Ensemble
Aftab Sachak
as Sakib's Uncle
Avin Shah
as Tara Mian
Sanjit Sil
as Household Ensemble
Peter Silverleaf
as Belgian Docker
Balraj Singh Somal
as Household Ensemble
Noel Stephens
as Household Ensemble
Shereen Wheeks
as Baby Michael
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Full Review… | February 23, 2012
Variety
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New York Times
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June 19, 2005
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April 27, 2003
Zap2it.com

January 8, 2003
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Audience Reviews for Brothers in Trouble

About two-thirds of this story is so powerful you can barely breathe, but the rest is ineffectual, allowing a femme fatale to be its undoing.

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