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Blinded by the Light(Movie, 2019)

PG-13
| 1h 54min | Genres: Drama, Comedy, Music
Blinded by the LightRating: 3.7/5 (with 65 votes)
Blinded by the Light is a 2019 British comedy-drama film directed by Gurinder Chadha, inspired by the life of journalist Sarfraz Manzoor and his love of the works of Bruce Springsteen. Manzoor co-wrote the script, with Chadha and Paul Mayeda Berges. It is based on Manzoor's memoir Greetings from Bury Park: Race, Religion and Rock N’ Roll. Set in the town of Luton in 1987 Thatcherite Britain, the film tells the coming-of-age story of Javed, a British-Pakistani Muslim teenager whose life is changed after he discovers the music of Springsteen. Viveik Kalra stars in the lead role, along with Hayley Atwell, Rob Brydon, Kulvinder Ghir and Nell Williams in supporting roles. The film premiered at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival and was released by Entertainment One in the United Kingdom on 9 August 2019, and by Warner Bros. in the United States on 16 August 2019. Blinded by the Light received positive reviews from critics, and also received nominations for Best Film and Best Actor (for Kalra) at the 2019 SIFF Awards. ()
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About Blinded by the Light

In 1987, during the austere days of Thatcher’s Britain, a teenager learns to live life, understand his family, and find his own voice through the music of Bruce Springsteen.

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Production country: United Kingdom (UK)
Plays in: England
Original language: English (EN)
Spoken languages: English (EN)
Translated into 20 languages: Bulgarian (BG), Czech (CS), Danish (DA), German (DE), Greek (EL), English (EN), Spanish (ES), French (FR), Hebrew (HE), Indonesian (ID), Italian (IT), Korean (KO), Dutch (NL), Polish (PL), Portuguese (PT), Russian (RU), Slovak (SK), Swedish (SV), Turkish (TR), Chinese (Mandarin) (ZH)
Status: Released
Release date US: 08/14/2019 (World premiere: 08/09/2019)
Director: Gurinder Chadha
Producer: Jane Barclay, Gurinder Chadha, Jamal Daniel
Screenwriter: Paul Mayeda Berges, Gurinder Chadha, Sarfraz Manzoor
Film Editor: Justin Krish
Director of Photography: Ben Smithard
Composer: A. R. Rahman
Alternative titles in other countries (from previews, ads etc.):
"La Música De Mi Vida"
"A Música da Minha Vida"
"Blinded by the light (Cegado por el sol)"
"Blinded by the light (Cegado por la luz)"
"Blinded by the Light - O Poder da Música"
"Ослепленный светом"
Aspect Ratio: 2.39:1

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