My Beautiful Laundrette

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Suitable for mature audiences 16 years and over.

NOTE: Violence, offensive language & sex scenes.

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My Beautiful Laundrette

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. Featuring seething dialogue and visually stunning camera work, the film explores the world of modern Pakistanis trapped between two cultures in Thatcher's Britain and their white working class counterparts with no future in their own country.

Directed by renowned English filmmaker Stephen Frears (DIRTY PRETTY THINGS), written by Hanif Kureishi and featuring a star-making performance from a then-virtually unknown Daniel Day-Lewis, MY BEAUTIFUL LAUNDRETTE stands as one of the best British films of the 1980s.

DVD Features:

  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Director & Cast Biographies
  • Umbrella Trailers

Critic Reviews:

  • " It's Daniel Day Lewis, taut, intelligent, erotic, who is an emerging star. " – Sheila Benson
  • " Fast, bold, harsh and primitive like a prodigious student film with equal parts promise and threat. " – Richard Corliss
  • " Would that all socially relevant cinematic documents were also such good movies! " – Tim Brayton
Release date NZ
January 1st, 2001
Movie Format
DVD Region
  • Region 4
Aspect Ratio
  • 1.78 : 1
Length (Minutes)
Supported Audio
  • Dolby Digital Stereo
Number of Discs
  • Drama
Original Release Year
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