Bend it like Beckham A comedy about bending the rules to reach your goal

Film classification: 12
Duration: 112 mins
Released: 2002
Director: Gurinder Chadha
Country of origin: UK | Germany | USA
Classification: 12
Jesminder, the daughter of a Punjabi-Sikh Indian couple from Hounslow - wants something more than the life already carved out for her – and her heart is set on football. A comedy about fitting in, standing out and bending all the rules!
"I saw more important films at Sundance 2003, but none more purely enjoyable than "Bend It Like Beckham," which is just about perfect as a teenage coming-of-age comedy." Roger Ebert

Her film Bend it Like Beckham was an international smash and now she's giving Jane Austen a multicultural makeover. Gurinder Chadha is perhaps Britain's hottest director - Emma Brockes interviews her in The Guardian. 

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