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My Beautiful Laundrette (1985)

My Beautiful Laundrette
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(99 ratings)
6.9 IMDB rating

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Winston Graham

Winston Graham

Jamaican One
Dudley Thomas

Dudley Thomas

Jamaican Two
Garry Cooper

Garry Cooper

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A very good movie

2 years, 2 months ago at Jun 14 14:55
By now, it is pretty obvious that Daniel Day-Lewis is one of the best actors ever. Indeed, he has recently won his 3rd Academy award for the Best actor for his awesome performance in ‘Lincoln’. However, I often wonder if the people raving about him have actually seen his older movies. Anyway, Day-Lewis basically gave here his breakthrough performance and even though this movie is nowadays pret... read more
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Omar, son of a Pakistani immigrant, embarks on a venture to renovate his uncle's laundrette with the help of his childhood friend, ex-National Front member Johnny, with whom he has a gay relationship.
Release date: 7 April 1986
UPC: 027616869326
Drama (8), 1985 (3), Gay (3), Laundry (3), Racism (3), Punk (3), Lgbt (2), 1980s (2), Sex (2), British (2), Sexuality (2), (2), Cross-Cultural (2), Spiritual Cinema (2), Bigotry (1), Laundrette (1), Homosexual (1), Kitchen Sink (1), Pakistani (1), Indian (1)
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"Stephen Frears was at the forefront of the British cinematic revival of the mid-1980s, and the delightfully transgressive My Beautiful Laundrette is his greatest triumph of the period. Working from a richly layered script by Hanif Kureishi, who was soon to be an internationally renowned writer, Frears tells an uncommon love story that takes place between a young South London Pakistani man (Gordon Warnecke), who decides to open an upscale laundromat to make his family proud, and his childhood fri"


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