Sunday, July 27, 2003

Dirty Pretty Things (2002)

Directed by Stephen Frears
Starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Audrey Tautou, Sergi Lopez, Zlatko Buric, Sophie Okonedo, Benedict Wong
In a London seemingly populated entirely by immigrants, a guy from Nigeria finds himself trapped in a moral quagmire when he finds out about illegal organ trading going on around him. It’s a really good movie, but it cops out a little with its resolution.
Still, it’s nice to see a very entertaining movie with great performances that’s also about contemporary issues. So it’s a little obvious at points “We are the people you do not see…” etc.) it’s still good.
Ejiofor as the Nigerian guy is excellent. Audrey Tautou is supposed to be Turkish, which is a little weird, but whatever. Good low-budget camerawork. And a human heart plugs a toilet for no reason except that it makes for a cool scene.
8/10

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