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My Beautiful Laundrette

My Beautiful Laundrette
Year Released:
1985
Country:
UK
Language:
English
Director(s):
Stephen Frears
Studio:
TLA Video
Length:
97 minutes
Genre:
Period and classic
Gayness:
Totally Gay
Film website:
n/a

Actor(s):

Saeed Jaffrey ; Roshan Seth

Synopsis:

My Beautiful Laundrette is set within the Asian community in London, during the Thatcher years, and displays those values, of money but 'anybody can make it.' Omar gains the running of 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. There are many memorable characters: Tania, Omar's cousin whom he might marry. Salim the manager of Nasser's garage and sometime drug importer. Rachel, Nasser's white mistriss, who like Johnny seems to be another outsider. The interaction of these people gives a comic insight into their world and makes a very refreshing film.

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