DVD Review: A young Daniel Day-Lewis is one of many pleasures in My Beautiful Laundrette

Movies about London’s Pakistani community are so rare that My Beautiful Laundrette still carries the charge of something fresh and exciting, three decades after it was originally released. Written by Hanif Kureishi, who up until that point had worked primarily as a playwright, it tells the story of Omar (Gordon Warnecke), a young man whose prosperous uncle, Nasser (Saeed Jaffrey), agrees to help get him started in business by allowing him to manage a dilapidated laundromat...

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