My Beautiful Laundrette

My Beautiful Laundrette

Omar, a young British-Pakistani is torn between his alcoholic father’s idea of a university education and his rich entrepreneurial uncle. In the end Omar follows his uncles’ lead and transforms a run down Laundromat, given to him by his uncle, into a glittering monument to the garment.  Help comes to Omar from his childhood mate, the tough Johnny, played by Daniel Day Lewis in his first major role. Set in London’s Asian community in a time of little acceptance, Hanif Kureishi’s screenplay pushes the boundaries of race and sexuality and enabled Frears to create an Oscar nominated, landmark film.

 

My Beautiful Laundrette

  • Director: Stephen Frears
  • Year: 1985
  • Run Time: 97 mins
  • Format: 4K
  • Country: UK
  • Rating: M