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Dirty Pretty Things

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Original title
Dirty Pretty Things
Running time
107 min.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Steven Knight
Nathan Larson
Chris Menges
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BBC Films
Drama. Thriller | Immigration
Synopsis / Plot
Okwe, an illegal immigrant from Nigeria, is trying hard to make ends meet, using caffeine and potentially harmful stimulants to keep himself from going under. In the evening, he's a minicab driver and sometime clap doctor to the fleet. Overnight, he's the night receptionist in a seedy West London hotel, where call girls are welcomed and even rented by the staff. With no other place to live, Okwe reluctantly shares a shabby flat with Senay, a shy, pretty Turkish asylum-seeker, who works at the same hotel, even though the law forbids her from doing so. One night, Okwe makes a gruesome discovery in one of the rooms..
2003: Nominated for Oscar: Best Original Screenplay (Steven Knight)
2002: 2 Nominations for BAFTA: Best British Film and Original Screenplay
2003: New York Film Critics Circle: Nominated for Best Screenplay
2003: European Film Awars: Nominations including Best Film
2003: National Board of Review: Award for libertad of expresión, reconocimiento Special
2003: Venice Film Festival: Best Director. 2 Nominations
2003: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Nominated for Best Original Screenplay
2003: British Independent Film Awards (BIFA): 4 Awards incl. Best Movie. 7 Nom
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