Bend It Like Beckham

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

Bend It Like Beckham (2002)


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.

Director: Gurinder Chadha
Writers: Gurinder Chadha, Guljit Bindra, Paul Mayeda Berges.

Release Date: 2002-04-11
Status: Released
Run time: 112 min / 1:52
Budget: $3,500,159
Revenue: $76,578,641
Production Companies : Fox Searchlight Pictures, Kintop Pictures, Filmförderung Hamburg, UK Film Council
Production Countries: United States of America, United Kingdom, India, Germany



Parminder Nagra
Jesminder 'Jess' Kaur Bhamra
Keira Knightley
Juliette 'Jules' Paxton
Jonathan Rhys Meyers
Anupam Kher
Mr. Bhamra
Shaheen Khan
Mrs. Bhamra
Frank Harper
Alan Paxton
Juliet Stevenson
Paula Paxton
Ameet Chana
Archie Panjabi
Pinky Bhamra
Pooja Shah
Preeya Kalidas
Shobu Kapoor
Ace Bhatti
Nairobi Grandson


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

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