This 2004 romantic drama by Ken Loach explores the difficulties of second generation Pakistani immigrants in their British host society. Casim, a young DJ of Pakistani descent living in Glasgow, falls in love with Irish Catholic music teacher Roisin. However, right from the start their relationship is strained by the pressure exerted on the two lovers by their respective social milieus: Casim's family, devout Muslims, feel disgraced by their son's refusal to marry another Pakistani woman while Roisin must try to hide her relationship from the Catholic church since she seeks permanent employment at a denominational school. In the end, the romantic bond between the two proves to be stronger than the traditional values which speak against their liaison. Some superb acting especially by Atta Yacub, Eva Birthistle and Ahmad Riaz gives this movie a cutting edge. Moreover, this flick is both entertaining and analytical and turns out to be yet another little masterpiece by one of Britain's most controversial directors of the Thatcher era.