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The Buddha of Suburbia

  • NR
  • DVD
  • 2 discs
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • Based on the 1990 novel by author/screenwriter Kureishi (MY BEAUTIFUL LAUNDERETTE), this frank, funny BBC mini series originally ran on UK television in 1993. It is the mid-1970s, and Karim (Andrews) is a teenager of Pakistani descent in London. His office worker father (Seth) suddenly becomes a neighborhood guru, teaching meditation classes around the neighborhood. Before long, Karim's father has a mistress (Fleetwood), whose son, a glam rocker who is also the coolest kid in school (Mackintosh), Karim finds himself strangely attracted to. Will Karim be able to navigate the confusion of youth and make a mark in theater? Kureishi's funny and expansive tale, full of interesting characters, is given due treatment here, with a fine soundtrack by Bowie.
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 1000037775

  • Credits
    Naveen Andrews, Brenda Blethyn, Roshan Seth, Steven Mackintosh, Stephen Mackintosh, Susan Fleetwood
  • Critic Reviews
    "...THE BUDDHA OF SUBURBIA affirms how rare it is to find a vision as perceptive and blunt as [Kureishis's]. It is a relief to find him in top, entertaining form..."
    New York Times

    "...Consistently entertaining, provocative....BUDDHA remains assured and grounded throughout..."
    Variety

    4 stars out of 5 -- "[A] cannily cast and well-scripted drama..."
    Ultimate DVD

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