At the center of the cultural maelstrom is young Omar (Gordon Warnecke) who has dropped out of college and gone on the dole to care for his alcoholic, poetry spouting father (Roshan Seth). But with the help of a rich uncle (Saeed Jaffrey) who owns a variety of thriving - if not strictly legal - businesses, Omar works his way up the family hierarchy and eventually takes over a decrepit laundromat in a decaying south London neighborhood. There, he gets reacquainted with a childhood friend (Daniel Day-Lewis) with whom he shared much more than a passion for Crystal Palace football. Together, they work to rehab the laundry, making it a badly needed source of pride for this downtrodden community.
Monday, November 16, 2015
My Beautiful Launderette Turns 30
The Sublime Thoughts of Bunched Undies