My beautiful laundrette

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Frears, Stephen, film director,
Kureishi, Hanif, screenwriter,
Radclyffe, Sarah, 1950- film producer,
Bevan, Tim, film producer,
Jaffrey, Saeed, 1929-2015, actor.
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1 videodisc (98 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 fold-out insert. 
MPAA rating: R.
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[Irvington, N.Y.] : The Criterion Collection, [2015].
Director-approved DVD special edition.
715515151818, DLW244873


General Note
Wide screen (1.66:1 aspect ratio).
General Note
Originally released as a motion picture in 1985.
General Note
Special features: Stephen Frears (director Stephen Frears talks to producer Colin MacCabe about the making of the film); Hanif Kureishi (the author discusses the film's inspirations and the impact of its success), Tim Bevan and Sarah Radclyffe (the producers discuss the film that changed their careers); Oliver Stapleton (the cinematographer discusses working with Frears); Trailer. Plus: an essay on container insert "Postcolonialism in the wash" by film scholar Graham Fuller.
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Creation/Production Credits
Photographed by Oliver Stapleton ; film editor, Mick Audsley ; music by Ludus Tonalis ; designed by Hugo Luczyc Wyhowski ; costume design, Lindy Hemming.
Saeed Jaffrey, Roshan Seth, Daniel Day Lewis, Gordon Warnecke, Derrick Branche, Shirley Anne Field.
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.
Target Audience
MPAA rating: R.
System Details
DVD; NTSC; region 1; Dolby Digital monaural.
In English with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing (SDH).
Awards: Official Selection Tribeca Film Festival


APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Frears, S., Kureishi, H., Radclyffe, S., Bevan, T., Jaffrey, S., Seth, R., Day-Lewis, D., Warnecke, G., Branche, D., Field, S., Stapleton, O., Audsley, M., Tonalis, L., Luczyc-Wyhowski, H., Hemming, L., MacCabe, C., & Fuller, G. (2015). My beautiful laundrette (Director-approved DVD special edition.). The Criterion Collection.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Stephen, Frears et al.. 2015. My Beautiful Laundrette. [Irvington, N.Y.]: The Criterion Collection.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Stephen, Frears et al.. My Beautiful Laundrette [Irvington, N.Y.]: The Criterion Collection, 2015.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Frears, Stephen,, et al. My Beautiful Laundrette Director-approved DVD special edition., The Criterion Collection, 2015.

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