故事发生在人流汹涌的大都市伦敦。奥玛尼萨（Gordon Warnecke 饰）是一位英俊帅气的巴基斯坦青年，在叔父的帮助下开了一间小小的洗衣店，以此为生。叔父十分满意奥玛尼萨的勤恳和老实，觉得他是个可靠的男人，于是开始帮他张罗起了娶妻事宜，当然，在叔父的内心里，自己的女儿是成为奥玛尼萨妻子的最佳人选。
强尼（丹尼尔·戴-刘易斯 Daniel Day Lewis 饰）是奥玛尼萨的大学同学，得知好友正在经营洗衣店，强尼主动请缨前来帮忙。和奥玛尼萨不同，强尼个性张扬桀骜不驯，但奇怪的是，这两个男人凑在一起，还颇为投缘。随着时间的推移，一种超越了友谊的感情在他们之间诞生了。
A Gay Classic of Queer Cinema. An ambitious Pakistani-Briton and his white gay lover strive for success and hope when they open a glamorous laundromat. Director Stephen Frears was at the forefront of the British cinematic revival of the mid-1980s, and this delightfully transgressive movie is his greatest triumph of the period. Working from a richly layered script by Hanif Kureishi - who was soon to be an internationally renowned writer - Frears tells an uncommon love story that takes place between a young South London Pakistani man Omar (Gordon Warnecke) - who decides to open an upscale laundromat to make his family proud - and his punk friend/lover Johnny (Daniel Day-Lewis, in a breakthrough role), a skinhead who volunteers to help make his dream a reality. This culture-clash comedy is also a subversive work of social realism that dares to address racism, homophobia, and sociopolitical marginalization in Margaret Thatcher’s Britain. Johnny and Omar’s romance is unforgettable - they share one of THE classic gay love scenes. A major critical hit at the time of its release, it was still years ahead of its time and helped usher in an astonishing new wave of queer cinema. This Special Edition Blu-ray for the Criterion Collection really should be featured on the top shelf. It’s been painstakingly restored and digitally remastered, and it’s packed with special features. Criterion Collection Special Edition Blu-ray Disc
Extras: Restored 2K digital transfer, supervised by director of photography Oliver Stapleton, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray. Conversation between director Stephen Frears and producer Colin MacCabe (33:05). Interview with writer Hanif Kureishi (16:27). Interview with producers Tim Bevan and Sarah Radclyffe (22:20). Interview with director of photography Oliver Stapleton (20:59). Trailer.
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