★★★★ – Empire
Omar, a young Pakistani man, is reunited with his former lover Johnny (Day-Lewis) and together they attempt to turn around a laundrette business owned by Omar’s uncle.
Adapted for the screen by Hanif Kureishi from his own novel (earning him an Oscar nomination), this iconic Thatcher-era cross-cultural love story is a study of contrasts in British society – between rich and poor, between the classes, between native British and immigrant groups, between straight and gay.
Dir: Stephen Frears
Cast: Daniel Day-Lewis, Gordon Warnecke
UK 1985, 110mins