My Beautiful Laundrette

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Released in 1985 and directed by Stephen Frears, My Beautiful Laundrette is a film about an interracial love story that and the challenges of racism, homophobia and other issues during the Thatcher era. The film was nominated for many awards, including Best Original Screenplay at both the Oscars and the BAFTA Awards. Shot in London, the film features actors Gordon Warnecke and Daniel Day-Lewis.