My Beautiful Laundrette (15)
Thu 01 Jan 1970
Dir. Stephen Frears, UK, 97 mins, 1985
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Set in the Pakistani community of London, My Beautiful Laundrette follows the fortunes of handsome young Omar who, together with his English friend Johnny, takes over a run-down laundrette given to him by his uncle. Together they transform it into a gaudy, neon-lit palace.
Johnny, the shock-headed street punk provided Daniel Day-Lewis with his breakout role in 1985 and the emerging star convinced as both lover and lout, delivering an intelligent performance way beyond his years.