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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Dirty Pretty Things by Stephen Frears, 2002 (R)

with Audrey Tautou, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Sophie Okonedo, Sergi López, Benedict Wong, Kenan Hudaverdi, Damon Younger, Paul Bhattacharjee, Darrell D'Silva, Sotigui Kouyaté, Abi Gouhad

Undocumented immigrants Okwe (Chiwetel Ejiofor) and Senay (Audrey Tautou) work at a posh London hotel and live in constant fear of deportation. One night, Okwe stumbles across evidence of a bizarre murder, setting off a series of events that could lead to disaster -- or freedom. This gritty, complex thriller from director Stephen Frears received an Oscar nod for its screenplay.

It started like a lot of movies, ended like a lot of them... But perhaps it went beyond what the story usually is. Human organs trafficking is usually the plot for a thriller or an horror movie. In this case, despite the fact that there is a real clear suspense, it goes far beyond, depicting a social issue, the rules of a game that is not that far from our reality, invisible to our eyes, definitely real. And within this context, there are two characters, sensitive, tired, trying to survive in a system that is rejecting them. It is tough, emotional, beautiful and somehow, a beautiful story of friendship.


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