My Beautiful Laundrette - Screenplay BookRegular price £8.99
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 British Film Institute ranked My Beautiful Laundrette the 50th greatest British film of the 20th century.
This is the original screenplay.
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.