Dirty Pretty Things Movie Review 2003

Information and Film Reviews for Dirty Pretty Things the Movie

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Frears revisits the theme of the plight of illegal immigrants living in London with typically moving results. Okwe (Ejiofor), a doctor who was forced to flee his native Nigeria, is now scraping by as a hotel clerk and cabbie in London, where he befriends his Turkish co-worker Senay (Tautou), a chambermaid who later is forced into sweatshop labor and a compromising relationship with her new boss. Already living in fear of being caught by immigration agents, Okwe discovers an illegal organ-selling ring at the hotel. Engagingly illuminates the mysterious and tense underworld inhabited by illegals and those who seek to exploit them in this surprisingly effective thriller. Ejiofor delivers the goods in a darkly subtle turn while Tautou delightfully broadens her range.

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Buena Vista Home Entertainment, 500 S. Buena Vista St., Burbank, CA 91521-1120, Toll-free: 800-723-4763, URL: http://www.bvhe.com

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 107 minutes.
Originally from British.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Grand Hotel, Immigration, London, Workin' for a Livin', Doctors & Nurses
Screenplay
Steven Knight
Cast
Chiwetel Ejiofor, Audrey Tautou, Sergi Lopez, Sophie Okonedo, Zlatko Buric, Benedict Wong
Cinematography
Chris Menges
Director
Stephen Frears
Music
Nathan Larson
Other
Peter Lindsay, Mick Audsley, Rebecca Holmes, Odile Dicks-Mireaux, Hugo Luczyc-Wyhowski
Producer
Tracey Seaward, Robert Jones, BBC Films, Celador Films, Miramax

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