Ae Fond Kiss

UK

Synopsis

Casim is a second generation Pakistani from Glasgow. Working as a DJ in Glasgow's coolest venues, Casim dreams of buying his own club. His parents Tariq and Sadia are devout Muslims and plan for him to marry his beautiful cousin Jasmine - who is soon to arrive in the UK. His proud father spends all his spare time supervising the building of an extension to the family home where the couple are to live. Casim's parents then arrange for his older sister Rukhsana to marry Amar, a promising young scientist from a good family. Life for Casim and his family is ticking along nicely. Until he meets Roisin...
A teacher at his sister Tahara's school, Roisin is sparky and intelligent. She and Casim soon fall deeply in love. But Casim knows all too well that, even if he wasn't due to marry, his parents would never accept a `goree' — a white girl. And as a Catholic, Roisin finds that her own community aren't very supportive either. Then Casim and Roisin are discovered, and the repercussions of the scandal reach far and wide. When Casim's family find that their peaceful family life is threatened, they decide to take action - bringing matters to a dramatic conclusion...
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Cast & Crew

Directed by: Ken Loach

Written by: Paul Laverty

Produced by: Rebecca O'Brien

Cinematography: Barry Ackroyd

Editing: Jonathan Morris

Production Design: Martin Johnson

Original Score: George Fenton

Main Cast: Ahmad Riaz (Tariq Khan), Atta Yaoub (Casim Khan ), Shamshad Akhtar (Sadia Khan ), Eva Birthistle (Roisin Hanlon ), Shabana Bakhsh (Tahara Khan), Ghizala Avan (Rukhsana Khan), David McKay (Wee Roddie), Raymond Mearns (Big Roddie ), Gary Lewis (Danny )

Nominations and Awards

  • European Screenwriter 2004
  • EFA Feature Film Selection 2004