Parvez (Om Puri), a Pakistani immigrant working as a cab driver in England, feels increasingly estranged from his home life as his marriage begins to crumble and his college-age son (Akbar Kurtha) turns to Islamic fundamentalism. A burgeoning relationship with a prostitute (Rachel Griffiths) and involvement with a German businessman (Stellan Skarsgard) further complicate matters. A humorous yet thoughtful film from screenwriter Hanif Kureishi.
Can't believe how unknown this film is. More complex than the far more celebrated East is East. Great performances from Skarsgard, Griffiths, and (of course) Puri who brings real pathos and dignity to the role of the father.