My Beautiful Laundrette

Rated R 97 minutes 1986

In a seedy corner of London, Omar (Gordon Warnecke), a young Pakistani, is given a run-down laundromat by his uncle (Saeed Jaffrey), who hopes to turn it into a successful business. Soon after, Omar is attacked by a group of racist punks, but defuses the situation when he realizes their leader is his former lover, Johnny (Daniel Day-Lewis). The men resume their relationship and rehabilitate the laundromat together, but various social forces threaten to compromise their success.

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Director: Stephen Frears

Writer: Hanif Kureishi

Producer: Tim Bevan and Sarah Radclyffe

Cast: Daniel Day-Lewis, Gordon Warnecke, Saeed Jaffrey, Roshan Seth, Derrick Branche, Shirley Anne Field, Rita Wolf and Souad Faress

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