My Beautiful Laundrette

My Beautiful Laundrette (1985)

Genres - Comedy, Comedy Drama, Drama, Romance  |   Sub-Genres - Comedy Drama, LGBT-Related Film, Romantic Comedy  |   Release Date - Nov 16, 1985  |   Run Time - 98 min.  |   Countries - United States of America  |   MPAA Rating - R
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My Beautiful Laundrette is a 1985 British comedy-drama film directed by Stephen Frears from a screenplay by Hanif Kureishi. The film was also one of the first films released by Working Title Films. The story is set in London during the contemporary Thatcher era, as reflected in the complex—and often comical—relationships between members of the Asian and White communities. The story focuses on Omar, a young Pakistani man living in London, and his reunion and eventual romance with his old friend, a street punk named Johnny. The two become the caretakers and business managers of a launderette originally owned by Omar's uncle Peter. The plot addresses several polemical issues of the time, including homosexuality and racism, depicted within the social and economic climate of Thatcherism.

Movie Info

Box Office

$2,460,977

Tags

British, British Asian, Independent, Independent Film, Laundry, Lgbtq, London, Racism

Attributes

Filming Location: Battersea, London, Queenstown Road railway station, Stockwell
Narrative Location: London
Subject: LGBT-related
Time Period: 1980s

Alternate Titles

A Minha Bela Lavandaria
PT
Az én szép kis mosodám
HU
Benim Güzel Çamaşırhanem
TR
En våt drøm
NO
Frumoasa mea spalatorie
RO
Mano gražioji skalbykla
LT
Mein wunderbarer Waschsalon
DE
Mi bella lavandería
UY
Mi hermosa lavandería
ES
Min sköna tvättomat
SE
Min vackra tvättbar
SE
Minha Adorável Lavanderia
BR
Mit smukke vaskeri
DK
Moja piękna pralnia
PL
Moja prekrasna praonica
HR
Moje krásná prádelnička
CZ
My Beautiful Laundrette
CA, FR, GB, US
My Beautiful Laundrette - Lavanderia a gettone
IT
Oraio mou, plyntirio
GR
Poikien pesula
FI
Powders
US
Rakas pesulani
FI
Ropa limpia, negocios sucios
AR
Ωραίο μου Πλυντήριο
GR
Моја слатка перионица
RS
Моя прекрасная прачечная
, RU
Моята прекрасна пералня
BG
マイ・ビューティフル・ランドレット
JP
豪華洗衣店
TW