My Beautiful Laundrette Poster

Release Date: October 12th, 2001

DVD Release Date: June 3rd, 2003

R|1 hr 37 min

Plot Summary
In a seedy corner of London, Omar (Gordon Warnecke), a young Pakistani, is given a run-down laundromat by his uncle (Saeed Jaffrey), who hopes to turn it into a successful business. Soon after, Omar is attacked by a group of racist punks, but defuses the situation when he realizes their leader is his former lover, Johnny (Daniel Day-Lewis). The men resume their relationship and rehabilitate the laundromat together, but various social forces threaten to compromise their success.

Cast: Daniel Day-Lewis, Gordon Warnecke, Saeed Jaffrey, Roshan Seth, Derrick Branche, Shirley Anne Field, Rita Wolf, Souad Faress

Director: Stephen Frears

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: Channel Four Films, Working Title Films

Keywords: London, Love, Rise, Engaging, 1980s


Nominated Writing (Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen)
Nominated Original Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1985)
Nominated Actor in a Supporting Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1985)