My Beautiful Laundrette

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Year:
1985
Running time:
97 minutes
Studio:
Film4, MGM
Territory:
Worldwide
Directed by:
Stephen Frears
Starring:
Daniel Day-Lewis, Saeed Jaffrey, Roshan Seth, Gordon Warnecke, Shirley Anne Field
Digital Cinema
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Description

Set in the Pakistani community of London, the film follows the fortunes of handsome young Omar who, together with his English friend Johnny, takes over a run-down laundrette given to him by his rich uncle. Together they transform it into a gaudy, neon-lit palace complete with muzac and video screens. Against a background of racial tension and poverty in the rough London suburb, their own relationship, portrayed with tenderness and passion, blossoms to love.

Genre

Drama