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Content Type:

Screenplay

Genres, Movements and Styles:

Romance

People:

Kureishi, Hanif

Period:

1980-1989

Place:

England

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DOI: 10.5040/9780571343607-div-00000011

Omar is a restless young Asian man, caring for his alcoholic father in the hustling London of the mid-1980s. His uncle, a keen Thatcherite, offers Omar an entrepreneurial opportunity to revamp a dingy laundrette, and ambitious Omar rolls up his sleeves, enlisting the assistance of his old school-friend Johnny, who has since fallen in with a gang of neo-fascists. Omar and Johnny soon form an unlikely alliance that leads to business success, as well as other, more intimate surprises.

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My Beautiful Laundrette
  • Title:
    Collected Screenplays 1
  • Author(s):
    Hanif Kureishi
  • ISBN:

    9780571343607 (online)

    9780571214334 (paperback)

  • Date of Publication:
    2002
  • Published Online:
    2018
  • Place of Publication:
    London
  • Publisher:
    Faber & Faber
  • Edition:
    First Edition