The movie Brick Lane follows Nazneen who grew up in Bangladesh. She is arranged to be married to a man named Chanu who is much older then she is. They move to a part of London called Brick Lane and she is alone without her family. Nazneen keeps in contact with her sister. Over the years she has two children. She does have an affair with a man closer to her own age. This movie is set after the 9/11 attacks and now she has to deal with racism, too.