Kids Library Home

Welcome to the Kids' Library!

Search for books, movies, music, magazines, and more.

Available items only
Record 13 of 20
Previous Record Next Record
Book Cover

Uniform Title My beautiful laundrette (Motion picture)
Title My beautiful laundrette [videorecording] / 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 Info. [Irvington, N.Y.] : The Criterion Collection, [2015]


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library DVD    MYB    Staff Reported Missing
 PAS Hastings Branch DVD    MYB    Available
Edition Director-approved DVD special edition.
Description 1 videodisc (98 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 fold-out insert.
two-dimensional moving image tdi rdacontent
video v rdamedia
videodisc vd rdacarrier
Physical Medium DVD video 4 3/4 in. rda
Description digital optical monaural Dolby Digital 1.0 rda
laser optical NTSC rda
video file DVD video Region 1 rda
Motion pictures lcgft
Series The Criterion collection ; 767
Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) ; 767.
System Details DVD, NTSC region 1, widescreen (1.66:1) presentation; Dolby Digital monaural.
Language In English with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing (SDH).
Cast 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.
Note Originally released as a motion picture in 1985.
Audience MPAA rating: R.
Summary 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.
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.
Subject 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.
Genre/Form Comedy films.
Feature films.
Fiction films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author Frears, Stephen, film director, interviewee (expression)
Kureishi, Hanif, screenwriter, interviewee (expression)
Radclyffe, Sarah, 1950- film producer, interviewee (expression)
Bevan, Tim, film producer, interviewee (expression)
Jaffrey, Saeed, 1929- actor.
Seth, Roshan, 1942- actor.
Day-Lewis, Daniel, actor.
Warnecke, Gordon, actor.
Branche, Derrick, 1947- actor.
Field, Shirley-Anne, 1938- actor.
Stapleton, Oliver, director of photography, interviewee (expression)
Audsley, Mick, editor of moving image work.
Tonalis, Ludus, composer (expression)
Luczyc-Wyhowski, Hugo, production designer.
Hemming, Lindy, costume designer.
MacCabe, Colin, interviewee (expression)
Fuller, Graham, 1956- writer of supplementary textual content.
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, production company.
Working Title Films, production company.
SAF Productions, production company.
Channel Four Films (Firm), production company.
Criterion Collection (Firm), film distributor.
ISBN 168143024X
Standard No. 715515151818
Music No. CC2512D The Criterion Collection

Available items only