"Dirty Pretty Things"
Directed by Stephen Frears
A Nigerian (Chiwetel Ejiofor) living in London is
thrust into the underground world of illegal organ smuggling in this
offbeat, gritty thriller that not only delivers fine suspense, but also
provides a startling look at immigrant-life in London. Medically trained,
but working as a taxi driver and a hotel clerk, Okwe (Ejiofor) finds his
life and livelihood threatened after finding a human heart in the hotel's
bathroom. Unable to go to the police because of his illegal alien status,
Okwe investigates the grim situation with the help of his roommate, Turkish
alien Senay (Audrey Tautou), with hopes that they might benefit financially
from their findings. 107 minutes.