Dirty Pretty Things (Blu-ray)

Starring: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Audrey Tautou & Sergi Lopez Director: Stephen Frears  Rated: R: Restricted
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Rating 4.3
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Blu-ray Disc Features:

  • Rated: R
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 37 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 2003
  • Label: Miramax Echo Bridge
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Note: Commentary Track with Director Stephen Frears
    • Behind the Scenes Featurette
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English, German
    • DTS Surround 5.1 - English, German

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Entertainment Reviews:

New York Times - 07/18/2003
"...A swift, tangy drama....[An] understated and sure film....Mr. Knight's climactic story-beat achieves its purpose with a minimum of fuss, abetted by the elegant thoughtfulness of Mr. Frears and the no-nonsense charisma of Mr. Ejiofor..."
Los Angeles Times - 07/18/2003
"...Disturbing and intriguing, DIRTY PRETTY THINGS fits a great deal into its 94 quicksilver minutes....This is a film that insinuates itself deeply into our awareness..."
USA Today - 07/18/2003
"...Culture clashes in the U.K. are a common screen topic, but Frears is a master....It is dirtier than pretty, but Frears finds beauty in the telling..."
Rolling Stone - 08/07/2003
"...Fueled by gripping suspense, dark humor and outraged humanity, the film is a modern horror story that means to shake you and does..."
Movieline's Hollywood Life - 07/01/2003
"...It's a suspense thriller, a dark comedy, an astute sociological study of the 'New Europe', and a haunting love story, all rolled into one smashing film..."
Premiere - 05/01/2004
"[W]orthy, intelligent, tense, and mostly quite wonderful..."

Product Description:

Chiwetel Ejiofor gives a remarkably understated performance in director Stephen Frears's offbeat and gripping drama DIRTY PRETTY THINGS. Ejiofor stars as Okwe, a Nigerian who is trying to make a new life for himself in London, where he works days as a taxi driver and nights as a hotel desk receptionist. When he discovers a human heart in a hotel-room bathroom, he cannot go to the police because he is an illegal alien with a mysterious past that he refuses to talk about. Suddenly he is thrust into the middle of a dangerous situation that threatens to have tragic results for him and those around him. French ingenue Audrey Tautou costars as a Turkish woman who has sought asylum in England, where she is allowed to live but not work. But she must make money, so she works secretly while the government tries to catch her. Benedict Wong turns in a fine supporting performance as Guo Yi, a morgue employee who shares wise and humorous sayings with Okwe, and Sergi Lopez is absolutely chilling as the amorally opportunistic hotel manager. Frears directs the unusual proceedings with a deft hand, slowly revealing secrets that are as gruesome as they are poignant.

Plot Keywords:

London, England | Love | Murder | Theatrical Release

Production Notes:

  • Theatrical Release: July 18, 2003 (NY/LA)

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Customer Rating: Rating 4.3
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  • UPC: 096009023614
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