My Beautiful Laundrette

A small, brilliant film from Britain's alternative network, Channel 4, about a young Pakistani named Omar (Gordon Warnecke), who convinces his wealthy uncle to let him manage one of his laundromats. With the aid of his former schoolmate Johnny (Daniel Day-Lewis), a white punk with ties to fascist thugs, they convert it into a garish, neon-lit laundrette - while intensifying their love affair. Stark, funny and full of life, 'My Beautiful Laundrette' presents a fully-realised evocation of contemporary South London and the political, social and racial undercurrents that define its existence.

Year: 1985
Genre: Queer Cinema, Film Festivals 1986
Country: UK
Director: Stephen Frears
Starring: Saeed Jaffrey, Roshan Seth, Daniel Day-Lewis, Gordon Warnecke, Shirley Anne Field
Duration: 93 Minutes
Rating: M - Contains violence, offensive language and sex scenes.
Location in store: Queer Cinema



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