Bend It Like Beckham

Bend It Like Beckham (2002)

Sometimes, to follow your dreams... you've got to bend the rules!

  • Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
  • Release Date: 2002-04-11
  • User Rating: 6.2/10 from 1831 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 52min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Kintop Pictures
  • Production Country: Germany, United Kingdom, United States of America
  • Director: Gurinder Chadha
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Jess Bhamra, the daughter of a strict Indian couple in London, is not permitted to play organized soccer, even though she is 18. When Jess is playing for fun one day, her impressive skills are seen by Jules Paxton, who then convinces Jess to play for her semi-pro team. Jess uses elaborate excuses to hide her matches from her family while also dealing with her romantic feelings for her coach, Joe.

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  • Parminder Nagra

    as Jesminder 'Jess' Kaur Bhamra
  • Keira Knightley

    as Juliette 'Jules' Paxton
  • Jonathan Rhys Meyers

    as Joe
  • Anupam Kher

    as Mr. Bhamra
  • Shaheen Khan

    as Mrs. Bhamra
  • Frank Harper

    as Alan Paxton
  • Juliet Stevenson

    as Paula Paxton
  • Ameet Chana

    as Tony
  • Archie Panjabi

    as Pinky Bhamra
  • Shaznay Lewis

    as Mel
  • Pooja Shah

    as Meena
  • Preeya Kalidas

    as Monica
  • Shobu Kapoor

    as Polly
  • Ace Bhatti

    as Nairobi Grandson
  • Sarita Khajuria

    as (uncredited)
Directing Gurinder Chadha Director
Writing Gurinder Chadha Screenplay
Production Gurinder Chadha Producer
Writing Guljit Bindra Screenplay
Writing Paul Mayeda Berges Screenplay
Production Deepak Nayar Producer
Production Paul Mayeda Berges Producer
Production Ulrich Felsberg Executive Producer
Production Russel Fischer Executive Producer
Production Simon Franks Executive Producer
Production Zygi Kamasa Executive Producer
Production Paul Ritchie Line Producer
Production Barbara von Wrangell Line Producer
Sound Craig Pruess Original Music Composer
Camera Jong Lin Director of Photography
Editing Justin Krish Editor
Production Carrie Hilton Casting
Production Liora Reich Casting
Art Nick Ellis Production Design
Art Mark Scruton Art Direction
Art Sara Neighbour Set Decoration
Costume & Make-Up Ralph Holes Costume Design
Directing Guy Heeley First Assistant Director
Editing Carlos Domeque Assistant Editor
Sound Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan Playback Singer
Art Lisa Collins Painter