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Title:
My beautiful laundrette
Author:
Frears, Stephen, film director, interviewee (expression)
Edition:
Director-approved DVD special edition.
Publication Information:
[Irvington, N.Y.] : The Criterion Collection, [2015]

©2015
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (98 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
An uncommon love story that takes place between a young South London Pakistani man (Gordon Warnecke), who decides to open an upscale laundromat to make his family proud, and his childhood friend, a skinhead (Daniel Day-Lewis), who volunteers to help make his dream a reality. This culture-clash comedy is also a subversive work of social realism, which dares to address racism, homophobia, and sociopolitical marginalization in Margaret Thatcher's England.
General Note:
Originally released as a motion picture in 1985.

Widescreen (1.66:1)

Special features: New conversation between director Stephen Frears and producer Colin MacCabe; New interviews with writer Hanif Kureishi, producers Tim Bevan and Sarah Radclyffe, and director of photography Oliver Stapleton; trailer. Plus: an essay on container insert "Postcolonialism in the wash" by film scholar Graham Fuller.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
MPAA rating: R.
Geographic Term:
ISBN:
9781681430249
UPC:
715515151818
Format :
DVD