Dirty Pretty Things

Dirty Pretty Things

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Average of 1310 ratings: 3.4 Stars

2004 M Contains violence and sexual coercion.

From Stephen Frears, the Oscar-nominated director of The Grifters (Best Director, 1990) and Dangerous Liaisons, DIRTY PRETTY THINGS stars Audrey Tautou (Amelie) in a harrowing tale of struggle and survival for two immigrants who learn that everything is for sale in London's secret underworld! Part of an invisible working class, Nigerian exile Okwe (Chiwetel Ejiofor) and Turkish chambermaid Senay (Tautou) toil at a west London hotel that teems with illegal activity. Then late one night Okwe makes a shocking discovery, which creates an impossible dilemma and tests the limits of all they know! Honored with numerous European film awards and nominations - including wins at the London Critics Circle Film Awards and the Venice Film Festival - you'll find this gritty urban thriller to be thoroughly engrossing and impossible to forget!

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Duration
93 minutes
Studio
Miramax

DVD details

Screen Format
1.85:1 Widescreen
Zone
4
Subtitles
English For The Hearing Impaired
Audio
English Dolby Digital 5.1

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4 by Leo22

A timely reality check for anybody swayed by election-year politicking aimed at immigrants, this film shows, without mawkishness or preaching, the lives of those who, dodging the immigration authorities... Read more

4 by daan

Very existensial. A healthy bite of not-so-nice reality, but very well acted and worthwhile. Ends with a twist.

4 by DirkStruburf

A wonderful drama set amongst the sometimes seedy and unforgiving underbelly of London's illegal immigrants. People will do anything to get ahead and this film graphically presents this. Great characters... Read more

4 by Inbananajones

Very good. Social comment plus watchability, which is achieved through identifying with the powerlessness of the illegal immigrant characters. Put in invidious positions because they are supporting... Read more

4.5 by The Prof

I liked this. The story is simple, gritty and just about plausible - though I'll never go into a hotel again without wondering what the night staff are getting up to, or what I might find in the bathroom... Read more

4 by fantail

Harsh reality movie. Well made and very interesting. Highly recommended

3 by qofd

Really enjoyable raw movie with some great acting and an ever twisting plot.

3 by Conmeister

Very well made movie. An eye opener to how immigrants have to survive and what can really go on. An unrequited love story at the end but it leaves you with hope that they will end up together one day.

4 by tbalfo

Solid movie. Great story line and some great character parts. Some lighter moments make a potentially very sad story line very watchable. Definitely worth a watch if you Like UK drama and grittiness.

0.5 by wattys

Absolute crap!! Don't bother with this one. I only got it because of Susan Sarondon, but its crap!