A Fond Kiss (2004)

Director
Ken Loach

Main cast
Atta Yaqub; Eva Birthistle; Shamshad Akhtar; Ghizala Avan; Shabana Akhtar Bakhsh

Genres
Drama, Romance

Description
A young man upsets his Punjabi family when he falls in love with an Irish schoolteacher.


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