Dirty Pretty Things

Dirty Pretty Things

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Average of 1324 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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93 minutes

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1.85:1 Widescreen
English For The Hearing Impaired
English Dolby Digital 5.1

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4 by blanche1

Excellent movie. Stephen Frears, the director, is a fave of mine and here's proof why he can't go wrong. Good storyline, nice script, good acting - all make for a great evening's entertainment.

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

2.5 by OrangePeko

Ultimately disappointing, as could have been much better if it didn't focus so much on trying for a feel-good factor. Pointless any film trying to be both a moralistic drama and a fluffy romantic fantasy... Read more

4 by ElsieV

An interesting, thought provoking and ultimately heart-warming story about the displacement, anxious uncertainty and exploitation that besets immigrants, illegal and legal. Very worthwhile viewing.

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.