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The Buddha of Suburbia
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 222 min.
Story: The Buddha of Suburbia is a 1993 British four-part television serial, directed by Roger Michell. Based on the novel of the same name by Hanif Kureishi, the programme starred Naveen Andrews as the main character, Karim Amir. The programme's music was written and performed by David Bowie. Karim Amir is a mixed-race 17-year-old who lives in a South London suburb during the 1970s. With an English mother and a Pakistani father, Karim is uncertain of his cultural identity. As his father becomes a kind of spiritual guru to the surrounding middle-class neighbours, Karim begins to explore his cultural roots with hopes that he will achieve sexual and racial self-realisation.
Style: talky, sincere, semi serious, sentimental, realistic, witty, serious
Plot: drugs/alcohol, rock, immigrants, strong sexual content, self discovery, culture clash, suburbs, coming of age, infidelity, society, hippie, arranged marriage, racism, actor, couple relations, interracial relations, love affair, social differences, dishonesty, indian lead, punk band, punk, group sex, homosexuality, teenager ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: england, europe, london, new york
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, semi serious, humorous and witty films and TV series with plots about couples, friendship, culture clash, love and romance, society, family relations and dialogue mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like The Buddha of Suburbia: White Teeth (2002), High Hopes (1988), Educating Rita (1983), Hippie Hippie Shake (0000), East Is East (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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