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4th April 2002
Bend It Like Beckham 12 cert camera  


Director: Gurinder Chadha
Producer(s):
Gurinder Chadha; Deepak Nayar
Cast:
Parminder K. Nagra, Keira Knightley, Jonathan Rhys-Myers, Anupam Kher
Length: 112 minutes
Release:
12th April 2002

Bend it Like Beckham

Parminder K. Nagra stars as Jess in Bend It Like Beckham
Not interested in playing the field, but to follow her dream

Eighteen year-old Jess’s parents want her to be a nice, conventional Indian girl. But she just wants to play football like her hero, David Beckham.

For Jess, that means kicking a ball around the local park with the lads until she’s spotted by Jules, who invites her to join the local women’s football team. The girls are the same age and they share the same dreams. As they become firm friends, their team really starts to go places.

Kicking the football around

On me head girl!

But Jess’s parents don’t understand why she won’t settle down, study for law school and learn to cook the perfect chapatti. Why, they wonder, can’t she be more like her sister, Pinky, who’s engaged to a very suitable young man? If they only knew what Pinky gets up to.

Jules dreams of playing pro football in the States, but her Mum wishes she could be a bit more girlie - how is she ever going to find a boyfriend if she won’t put on a dress? What her Mum doesn’t know is that Jules isn’t interested in playing the field, she’s just after one man, Joe, but being the team coach, Joe is out of bounds.

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