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On 03, Oct 2017 | In 2017 | By New Generations
The Big Sick
Friday, 3rd November 2017, 8:30 pm, Opening Film, Orfeos Erben
Hamburger Allee 45, Frankfurt
Pakistan-born comedian Kumail Nanjiani and grad student Emily Gardner fall in love but struggle as their cultures clash. When Emily contracts a mysterious illness, Kumail finds himself forced to face her feisty parents, his family’s expectations, and his true feelings.
Based on the real-life courtship between Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon, „The Big Sick” tells the story of Pakistan-born aspiring comedian Kumail (Nanjiani), who connects with grad student Emily (Kazan) after one of his standup sets. However, what they thought would be just a one-night stand blossoms into the real thing, which complicates the life that is expected of Kumail by his traditional Muslim parents.
When Emily is beset with a mysterious illness, it forces Kumail to navigate the medical crisis with her parents, Beth and Terry (Holly Hunter and Ray Romano) who he’s never met, while dealing with the emotional tug-of-war between his family and his heart.
• Director: Michael Showalter • Script: Emily V. Gordon, Kumail Nanjiani • USA 2016 • 119 Min • English with German subtitles• Cast: Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter, Ray Romano, Anupam Kher, Zenobia Shroff, Adeel Akhtar, Bo Burnham, Aidy Bryant, Kurt BraunohlerWatch Trailer The Big Sick on Facebook Website