My Beautiful Laundrette

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Brief Synopsis: "MY BEAUTIFUL LAUNDRETTE is a highly acclaimed and beautifully rendered portrait of two boyhood friends struggling to survive in racially tense Thatcher-era Britain. Omar, a homosexual Pakistani boy living in London with his alcoholic father, lifts a chunk of drug money from another Pakistani and, with his school chum Johnny, decides to renovate a grungy laundrette."

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People Involved

  • Saeed Jaffrey (Nasser)
  • Roshan Seth (Papa)
  • Daniel Day-Lewis (Johnny)
  • Gordon Warnecke (Omar)
  • Derrick Branche (Salim)
  • Rita Wolf (Tania N. Ali)
  • Souad Faress (Cherry N. Ali)
  • Shirley Anne Field (Rachel)
  • Stephen Frears (Director)