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posted 13 July 2005 06:08 PM      Profile for 'lance     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
After reading a comment from skdadl in this thread:

I'm not sure I believe in purely "religious" zealotry. None of it makes sense to me except as culture. Culture always makes sense to me, although it is seldom logical. But it always makes human sense, even when it becomes murderous.

I thought of the 1997 movie My Son the Fanatic. Has anyone here seen it? Well worth watching for many reasons, among them that it stars the great Indian actor Om Puri, who works mostly in Bollywood. (If you click on his name on that IMDB page, incidentally, you'll get an idea of just how productive the Indian film industry is. In an average year, he appears in seven or eight movies at least).

Anyway: I wonder if there'll now be a run on rentals of this movie in Britain. I'm inclined to see it again, myself.

Can anyone suggest other films, or novels, or whatever, dealing with this subject -- that is, immigrant families baffled by their childrens' embrace not of Western decadence, but of old-country reaction?

[ 13 July 2005: Message edited by: 'lance ]

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