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My Beautiful Laundrette

1985 | 1h 37m | Drama, Romance

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An ambitious Asian Briton and his white lover strive for success and hope, when they open up a glamorous laundromat

"My Beautiful Laundrette" takes place in the Asian community of London during the years that Margaret Thatcher was Prime Minister. Omar takes over operating his Uncle Nasser's laundrette. He is helped by his friend Johnny who is an outsider, white but not entirely accepted by either the white or Asian Londoners.

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Stephen Frears


Saeed Jaffrey Roshan Seth Daniel Day-Lewis Gordon Warnecke Derrick Branche Rita Wolf Souad Faress Richard Graham Shirley Anne Field Winston Graham

Release date

16 Nov 1985
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