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India is surging with global ambition. But beyond the luxury hotels surrounding Mumbai airport lies a makeshift slum, full of people with plans of their own. Zehrunisa and her son Abdul aim to recycle enough rubbish to fund a proper house. Sunil, twelve and stunted, wants to eat until he’s as tall as Kalu the thief. Asha seeks to steal government anti-poverty funds to turn herself into a ‘first-class person’, while her daughter Manju intends to become the slum’s first female graduate. But their schemes are fragile; global recession threatens the garbage trade, and another slum-dweller is about to make an accusation that will destroy herself and shatter the neighbourhood.

  1. Rufus Norris

    Director

  2. David Hare

    Screenplay

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  1. Meera Syal

    Meera Syal

  2. Vincent Ebrahim

    Vincent Ebrahim

  3. Sartaj Garewal

    Sartaj Garewal

  4. Muzz Khan

    Muzz Khan

  5. Ranjit Krishnamma

    Ranjit Krishnamma

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National Theatre Live: Behind the Beautiful Forevers
National Theatre Live: Behind the Beautiful Forevers

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  • January 1, 2015
    PG
    Theatrical

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    All ages admitted, but certain scenes may be unsuitable for young children. May contain mild language and sex/drugs references. May contain moderate violence if justified by context (e.g. fantasy).

Original Language English

Runtime 3h 20m

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