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Dirty Pretty Things (2002)

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Release Date
 USA: Jul 18, 2003
 UK: 6 Nov 2002
DVD Release Date
 R1: Mar 23, 2004
 R2: 6 Oct 2003

Budget $10,000,000

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MPAA Rating
Rated R for sexual content, disturbing images and language.

Running Time
1 hour, 47 minutes

Country UK

Studio Miramax Films

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Genre: Thriller, Drama, Murder, Suspense, Blackmail, Love, Thieves, Doctor, Prostitution, Urban

Tagline: Some things are too dangerous to keep secret.

Plot: IN THEATRES: JULY 18, 2003 (NY/LA)

Chiwetel Ejiofor gives a remarkably understated performance in director Stephen Frears's offbeat and gripping drama DIRTY PRETTY THINGS. Ejiofor stars as Okwe, a Nigerian who is trying to make a new life for himself in London, where he works days as a taxi driver and nights as a hotel desk receptionist. When he discovers a human heart in a hotel-room bathroom, he cannot go to the police because he is an illegal alien with a mysterious past that he refuses to talk about. Suddenly he is thrust into the middle of a dangerous situation that threatens to have tragic results for him and those around him. French ingenue Audrey Tautou costars as a Turkish woman who has sought asylum in England, where she is allowed to live but not work. But she must make money, so she works secretly while the government tries to catch her. Benedict Wong turns in a fine supporting performance as Guo Yi, a morgue employee who shares wise and humorous sayings with Okwe, and Sergi Lopez is absolutely chilling as the amorally opportunistic hotel manager. Frears directs the unusual proceedings with a deft hand, slowly revealing secrets that are as gruesome as they are poignant.

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 Directed by
Stephen Frears
High Fidelity, Dangerous Liaisons, The Grifters
 Written by
Audrey Tautou
Amelie from Montmartre, The Da Vinci Code, A Very Long Engagement
Chiwetel Ejiofor
Serenity, Love Actually, Inside Man
Sophie Okonedo
Hotel Rwanda, The Jackal, Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls
Benedict Wong
Wit, A Cock and Bull Story, On a Clear Day
Zlatko Buric
Pusher, Pusher II, Bleeder
Kriss Dosanjh
East Is East, Felicia's Journey, The Wrong Blonde
Israel Aduramo
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 Music By
Nathan Larson
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