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Bend It Like Beckham

[cert 12, 112 mins]

A comedy about bending the rules to reach your goal, Bend It Like Beckham explores the world of women's football. Set in Hounslow, West London the film follows two eighteen-year-olds with their hearts set on a future in professional football. Their parents want them to hang up their football boots, find nice boyfriends and learn to cook the perfect chapatti.

Still of five Indian women standing in front of a goal on a football field

Director: Gurinder Chada

Starring: Parminder Nagra, Juliet Stevenson, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Keira Knightley

Level: AS, A2, GCSE

Subjects: Film Studies, Media Studies

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