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My Beautiful Laundrette

Director: Stephen Frears

Genre: Drama

Year: 1985

Running time: 98 minutes

Territory: Worldwide

Studio: Film4, MGM

Format: DCP

Cast: Daniel Day-Lewis, Saeed Jaffrey, Roshan Seth, Gordon Warnecke, Shirley Anne Field

Language options: Dialogue - EN

Stephen Frears and Hanif Kureishi's Oscar-nominated drama.

Set in the Pakistani community of London, My Beautiful Laundrette 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 muzak 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.


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