My Beautiful LaundretteDVD - 2003
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Salim to Omar: How's your Papa? So many books written and read. Politicians sought him out. Bhutto was his close friend. But we're nothing in England without money.
Omar's Papa: Or are you still a fascist?
Johnny: You used to give us a lot of good advice, sir...when I was little.
Papa: When you were little. What's it made of you? Are you a politician? Journalist? Trade unionist? No. You're an underpants cleaner. Oh, dear. The working class is such a great disappointment to me .. Help me. I don't want my son in this ... underpants-cleaning condition. I want him reading in college. You tell him. You go to college. He must have knowledge. We all must, now... if we're to see clearly what is being done and to whom...in this country. Right?
Salim to Omar: Don't ever offer me money. It was an educational test I put on you...to make you see you did a wrong thing. Don't, in future, bite the family hand when you can eat out of it. You need money, just ask me.
Daughter: I don't mind my father having a mistress.
Mistress: Good. I'm so grateful.
Daughter: I don't mind my father spending our money on you...
Mistress: Why don't you mind?
Daughter: ...or my father being with you, instead of with our mother. But I don't like women who live off men.
Mistress: But tell me, who do you live off? And you must understand... we're of different generations...different classes. Everything is waiting for you. The only thing that has ever waited for me...is your father.
Thug: Why are you working for these people? Pakis?
Johnny: It's work, that's why. I want to do some work, instead of always hanging around. What, you're jealous?
Thug: No, I'm angry, Johnny. I don't like to see one of our blokes groveling to Pakis. They came over here to work for us. That's why we brought them over. Okay? Don't cut yourself off from your own people. There's no one else who really wants you. Everyone has to belong.
Papa: Listen, damn country has done us in. That's why I'm like this. We should be there. Home.
Uncle: But that country's been sodomized by religion. It's beginning to interfere with the making of money.
Salim: Can you wash a car? Have you washed a car before? Your uncle can't pay you very much...but at least you'll be able to afford a decent shirt...and you'll be with your own people, not in the dole queue.
Omar: Mrs. Thatcher will be happy with me.
Salim: You just wet a rag and rub. You know how to rub, don't you? Do this one first. Carefully...as if you were restoring a Renaissance painting.
It's my car.
It's easy to wash a car.
You just wet a rag and rub.
You know how to rub, don't you?
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