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My Son the Fanatic

Rating:R (for sexuality, language and a scene of drug use)
Genre:Comedy, Romance
Release Date:June 25, 1999
Running time:86 minutes
Cast:Rachel Griffiths, Om Puri, Stellan Skarsgård, Akbar Kurtha, Gopi Desai
Director:Udayan Prasad
Producer:Chris Curling
Writer:Hanif Kureishi
Distributor:Miramax

Description: Parvez is a reserved taxi driver who has spent 25 years in England building a life for himself and his family. Minoo is Parvez's dutiful wife and Farid is Parvez's teenage son, who is consumed with preserving his roots in a multicultural country. The stability of Parvez's home is disrupted when Parvez begins an illicit love affair with a local prostitute, Bettina, and a German business man, Schitz, comes to town and challenges Parvez to live a more free lifestyle. Now, fundamentalism meets Western hedonism over the kitchen table of an Asian family...

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