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My beautiful Laundrette

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on 10 April 2014

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Transcript of My beautiful Laundrette

My beautiful laundrette
the book
the author
content
characterizations
exercise
the themes
comparison
trailer
sources
The book
by Hanif Kureishi in 1985
screenplay*
british comedy-drama film
was directed by Stephen Frears
released* by Working Titles
nominated for an Oscar 1987
deals with different themes
Hanif Kureishi
born 1954 in Kent
british author and regisseur
novels, screenplays, essays and plays
First work: The Mother Country (play)
The Buddah of Suburbia (novel)
My son the fanatic (short story)
last work: Something to tell you (novel)
first screenplay: My beautiful laundrette
last screenplay: The mother
Content
Omar (pakistani) gets a job in his uncle's garage
gets the task of running a run-down laundrette*
Nasser's daughter Tania is his future bride
Salim, a friend of Nasser, his wife (Cherry) and Omar get attacked by a group of racists
his old friend Johnny, an old member of the racist gang, decides to help him with the laundrette
Sources
http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/My_Beautiful_Laundrette
Exercise:
Omar
Tania
Johnny
Hussein
Nasser
Rachel
Salim
relationship
opening day : Nasser visits laundrette
his affair, Rachel, leaves him
he moves to his brother Hussein
Salim and Johnny gets attacked, because they insulted the old gang of Johnny
Omar saves them
Happy future as a couple
Create a figure constellation of the
characters from the screenplay.
racism, immigration
http://www.cereality.net/seitenblicke/mein-wunderbarer-waschsalon-08221
Thatcherism
political problem
characters represent themselves as victims of society
Kureishi critizes the politic of Margret Thatcher
do buisness on your own
get attacked
prejudices
Johnny turns from a
racist to the lover of Omar
everyone can change
holding traditions
ethnic groups
Cherry
Comparison with "my son the fanatic"
Similarities
pakistani immigrants
in GB
Western philosophy
tradition
Differences
religion
education
extremism
type of book
http://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/my-beautiful-laundrette-1986
Characterization
Omar
http://www.internetprojekte-in-der-schule.de/projekte/laundrette/drugs/society.htm
young, clever, creative
failed student
homosexual
personal problems
drugs

Johnny
british guy
sympathic
past: Gang, racist
today: homosexual
small prospect of success


*Drehbuch
*Waschsalon
*veröffentlicht
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