Release Date: October 12th, 2001
DVD Release Date: June 3rd, 2003
R|1 hr 37 min
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.
Director: Stephen Frears
Genres: Comedy drama
Production Co: Channel Four Films, Working Title Films