Bend It Like Beckham

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

Categories: Comedy, Drama, Romance
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.

Status: Released IMDb
Release date: 2002-04-11
Run time: 112 minute / 1:52
Budget: $3,500,159
Revenue: $76,578,641
Director: Gurinder Chadha
Writers: Gurinder Chadha, Guljit Bindra, Paul Mayeda Berges.
Production Companies : Fox Searchlight Pictures, Kintop Pictures, Filmförderung Hamburg, UK Film Council
Production Countries: United States of America, United Kingdom, India, Germany


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
Pooja Shah
as Meena
Preeya Kalidas
as Monica
Shobu Kapoor
as Polly
Ace Bhatti
as Nairobi Grandson
Gurinder Chadha Director

Gurinder Chadha Screenplay

Gurinder Chadha Producer

Guljit Bindra Screenplay
Paul Mayeda Berges Screenplay

Deepak Nayar Producer
Paul Mayeda Berges Producer
Ulrich Felsberg Executive Producer
Russel Fischer Executive Producer
Simon Franks Executive Producer
Zygi Kamasa Executive Producer
Paul Ritchie Line Producer
Barbara von Wrangell Line Producer

Craig Pruess Original Music Composer

Jong Lin Director of Photography

Justin Krish Editor

Carrie Hilton Casting
Liora Reich Casting

Nick Ellis Production Design
Mark Scruton Art Direction
Sara Neighbour Set Decoration

Costume & Make-Up
Ralph Holes Costume Design

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