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My Beautiful Laundrette [Criterion Collection] [Blu-ray] [1985]

  • SKU: 4361921
  • Release Date: 07/21/2015
  • Rating: R
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    Special Features


    • New conversation between director Stephen Frears and producer Colin MacCabe
    • New interviews with writer Hanif Kureeishi, producers Tim Bevan and Sarah Radclyffe, and Stapleton
    • Trailer

    Synopsis


    My Beautiful Laundrette
    After the death of his wife and his subsequent descent into alcoholic near-agoraphobia, a crotchety Pakistani intellectual convinces his shady entrepreneur brother to provide work for his son in this multi-layered portrait of the immigrant experience in Great Britain. Young Londoner Omar (Gordon Warnecke) isn't sure what he wants out of life, but his uncle Nasser (Saeed Jaffrey) provides a corrupt, capitalist role model as Omar graduates from washing cars for the old crook to running his run-down laundromat. After a chance meeting with Johnny (Daniel Day-Lewis), an old school chum whose flirtation with fascism deeply wounded Omar's principled Papa (Roshan Seth), Omar hires the young thug to work for him. Soon, the pair begin a romantic relationship that remains as under wraps as the illicit drug-running and enforcement work they perform for Nasser's associate, Salim (Derrick Branche). On the domestic front, Omar must balance his knowledge of Nasser's long-running affair with posh Brit Rachel (Shirley Ann Field) with his own loyalty and attraction to Nasser's westernized daughter, Tania (Rita Wolf). After successfully transforming his laundrette into a vision of resplendent pastel suds and providing a bright spot in his otherwise squalid London neighborhood, Omar seems to have a bright future in Nasser's organization. The spectre of Johnny's past, however, combines with Omar's conflicted immigrant loyalties to threaten the sense of identity the young man has managed to stake out for himself. British-born, half-Pakistani playwright and novelist Hanif Kureishi won an Oscar nomination for his screenplay for My Beautiful Laundrette, which was originally filmed for BBC television. Kureishi collaborated again with director Stephen Frears on Sammy and Rosie Get Laid. ~ Brian J. Dillard, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Daniel Day-Lewis
      Daniel Day-Lewis - Johnny
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      Gordon Warnecke - Omar
    • Saeed Jaffrey
      Saeed Jaffrey - Nasser
    • Roshan Seth
      Roshan Seth - Papa
    • Shirley Ann Field
      Shirley Ann Field - Rachel



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      so glad it's on blu-ray I've always enjoyed this movie

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