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My Beautiful Laundrette

My Beautiful Laundrette (UK)

Directed by:
Stephen Frears
Cast:
Daniel Day-Lewis, Saeed Jaffrey, Roshan Seth
Duration:
01h: 37m
TIFF edition:
2013
Category:
Synopsis:

Young Pakistani Omar, together with his English friend Johnny, takes over a run-down laundrette given to him by his rich uncle and transforms it into a gaudy palace complete with video screens. Against a background of racial tension and poverty in the rough London suburb, their own relationship blossoms to love.

Festivals
Edinburgh 1985, Toronto 1985, New York 1986, Gent 1987

Awards
Best Original Screenplay - Oscar/Academy Awards 1987
 

 

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