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Blinded By The Light

Gurinder Chadha

Leeftijd-12
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Grof-taalgebruik
di 24 sep 2019 21:15 tot 23:25  |  Cinema zaal 2


Blinded by the light is a comedy/drama, a hybrid musical rooted in the British tradition of quirky comedies. It’s based on the memoir Greetings From Bury Park by journalist/broadcaster Sarfraz Manzoor which chronicles his experiences as a British Muslim boy growing up in 1980s Luton and the impact Bruce Springsteen’s lyrics had upon him.

Gurinder and Safraz developed the film out of their shared passion for Springsteen. They both met him at the London premiere of the Springsteen documentary The Promise  in 2010 and discovered he had not only read, but admired the book.

director: Gurinder Chadha / drama / cast: Viveik Kalra, Hayley Atwell, Rob Brydon, Kulvinder Ghir, Nell Williams, Dean-Charles Chapman, Aaron Phagura / United Kingdom 2019, 118 min. / English spoken / Dutch subtitled  

Recensies

NRC

- >4,0 sterren
"overtuigt vooral als portret van de Pakistani-gemeenschap in Luton"

BN de Stem

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"Blinded by the light zet aan om weer eens naar het vroege werk van Springsteen te luisteren."

Volkskrant

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"Een pareltje is de scène waarin de relevantie van Springsteens teksten tot Javed doordringt."

Trouw

- >3,0 sterren
"de muziek van Springsteen maakt deze film sympathiek"

Parool

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"vooral een lieve feelgoodfilm, vol prijsnummers van Bruce Springsteen"

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