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My beautiful laundrette / Metro Goldwyn Mayer ; [written] by Hanif Kureishi ; produced by Sarah Radclyffe and Tim Bevan ; directed by Stephen Frears ; a Working Title Limited/SAF Productions production for Channel 4.

Publication:
[Irvington, N.Y.] : The Criterion Collection, [2015]
Format/Description:
Video
1 videodisc (98 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 fold-out insert.
DVD video 4 3/4 in.
Edition:
Director-approved DVD special edition.
Series:
Criterion collection; 767.
The Criterion collection ; 767
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Subjects:
Pakistanis -- England -- London -- Drama.
Youth -- England -- London -- Drama.
Self-service laundries -- England -- London -- Drama.
Gay men -- England -- London -- Drama.
Sexual minorities -- England -- London -- Drama.
London (England) -- Drama.
Gay men.
Pakistanis.
Self-service laundries.
Sexual minorities.
Youth.
England -- London.
Form/Genre:
Comedy films.
Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Feature films -- Great Britain.
Comedy films.
Drama.
Feature films.
Fiction films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Language:
In English with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing (SDH).
System Details:
DVD, NTSC region 1, widescreen (1.66:1) presentation; Dolby Digital monaural.
digital optical monaural Dolby Digital 1.0
laser optical NTSC
video file DVD video Region 1
Summary:
An uncommon love story that takes place between a young South London Pakistani man, who decides to open an upscale laundromat to make his family proud, and his childhood friend, a skinhead, 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.
Participant:
Saeed Jaffrey, Roshan Seth, Daniel Day Lewis, Gordon Warnecke, Derrick Branche, Shirley Anne Field.
Credits:
Photographed by Oliver Stapleton ; film editor, Mick Audsley ; music by Ludus Tonalis ; designed by Hugo Luczyc Wyhowski ; costume design, Lindy Hemming.
Notes:
Originally released as a motion picture in 1985.
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.
Local notes:
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Class of 1953 Fund.
Contributor:
Frears, Stephen, film director, interviewee (expression), Director, Interviewee
Kureishi, Hanif, screenwriter, interviewee (expression), Interviewee
Radclyffe, Sarah, 1950- film producer, interviewee (expression), Producer, Interviewee
Bevan, Tim, film producer, interviewee (expression), Producer, Interviewee
Jaffrey, Saeed, 1929-2015, actor., Actor
Seth, Roshan, 1942- actor., Actor
Day-Lewis, Daniel, actor., Actor
Warnecke, Gordon, actor., Actor
Branche, Derrick, 1947- actor., Actor
Field, Shirley-Anne, 1938- actor., Actor
Stapleton, Oliver, director of photography, interviewee (expression), Cinematographer, Interviewee
Audsley, Mick, editor of moving image work., Editor
Tonalis, Ludus, composer (expression), Composer
Luczyc-Wyhowski, Hugo, production designer., Production personnel
Hemming, Lindy, costume designer., Costume designer
MacCabe, Colin, interviewee (expression), Interviewee
Fuller, Graham, 1956- writer of supplementary textual content.,
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, production company., Producer
Working Title Films, production company., Producer
SAF Productions, production company., Producer
Channel Four Films (Firm), production company., Producer
Criterion Collection (Firm), film distributor., Distributor
Class of 1953 Fund.
ISBN:
168143024X
9781681430249
OCLC:
911045761
Publisher Number:
715515151818
CC2512D The Criterion Collection