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Dirty Pretty Things Plot

An urban hotel in London is a gathering and flash point for legal and illegal immigrants attempting to cobble together their lives in a new country. The immigrants include Senay, a Turkish woman, and a Nigerian doctor named Okwe who is working as a night porter at the hotel. The pair discover the hotel is a front for all sorts of clandestine activities. Their only wish is to avoid possible deportation. Okwe becomes more entangled in the goings on when he is called to fix a toilet in one of the rooms. He discovers the plumbing has been clogged by a human heart.

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By MovieMavenGal

What a delight seeing Chiwetel Ojiofor and Audrey Tautou acting together in this drama thriller about organ harvesting and the underground lives of illegal immigrants in London.

Chiwetel plays a Nigerian doctor working the night shift at a hotel and also as a cab driver. He rents the couch of Tautou hotel chanbermaid during the day while she works. Late one night he unpllugs a blocked toilet in the hotel finding a human heart.

I loved his friendship with ma Chinese morgue worker.

The film works well exposing the desperate lives of these immigrants on the fringe. Chiwetel can't call the police to report the heart, because then he might be deported.

It works less as a really...

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