My Beautiful Laundrette (UK)
Daniel Day-Lewis, Saeed Jaffrey, Roshan Seth
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.
Edinburgh 1985, Toronto 1985, New York 1986, Gent 1987
Best Original Screenplay - Oscar/Academy Awards 1987