Dirty Pretty Things (2002)

7.0

Movie

UK, United Kingdom
English, French, Somali
Crime, Drama, Thriller
2002
STEPHEN FREARS
Adrian Scarborough, Audrey Tautou, Barber Ali
97 min

What it's about

An undocumented immigrant finds a human heart in one of the toilets of the west London hotel where he works with other undocumented immigrants.

The take

Chiwetel Ejiofor stars as a disgraced doctor-turned-immigrant cab driver who inadvertently stumbles upon London's black market organ trade. Audrey Tatou and Sophie Okonedo also star as fellow "illegals" struggling to make ends meet in the shadows of England. This film is about illegal immigrants, it is told from their perspective, and because of that it becomes so humane that it indulges in social commentary. It's a really interesting, sometimes thrilling, watch.

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