Human Traffic (1999)

R  |   |  Comedy, Music  |  5 May 2000 (USA)
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Five friends spend one lost weekend in a mix of music, love and club culture.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lorraine Pilkington ...
Nicola Reynolds ...
Dean Davies ...
Peter Albert ...
Lulu's Uncle Eric
Moff's Father
Sarah Blackburn ...
Jip's Ex #2
Anne Bowen ...
Moff's Grandmother
Neil Bowens ...
Asylum Doorman
Peter Bramhill ...
Jo Brand ...
Reality (voice)
Stephanie Brooks ...


The Cardiff club scene in the 90's: five best friends deal with their relationships and their personal demons during a weekend. Jip calls himself a sexual paranoid, afraid he's impotent. Lulu, Jip's mate, doesn't find much to fancy in men. Nina hates her job at a fast food joint, and her man, Koop, who dreams of being a great hip-hop d.j., is prone to fits of un-provoked jealousy. The fifth is Moff, whose family is down on his behavior. Starting Friday afternoon, with preparations for clubbing, we follow the five from Ecstacy-induced fun through a booze-laden come-down early Saturday morning followed by the weekend's aftermath. It's breakthrough time for at least three of them. Written by <>

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The Weekend has Landed! See more »


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Rated R for pervasive drug content and language, and for some strong sexuality | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

5 May 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

B oтрыв!  »

Box Office


£2,200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£434,261 (UK) (4 June 1999)


$104,257 (USA) (19 May 2000)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The 'Making of' feature on the Remixed DVD goes into the difficulties of filming a 4 minute Steadicam tracking shot. This shot never appeared in the final version of the film and led to the first Assistant Director leaving the project. See more »


When the gang are in the pub and Jip realizes he fancies Lulu, he looks over and she lights her cigarette and has a puff. But then it switches to a wider shot and you can see Lulu lights her cigarette again. See more »


Nina: I can voluntarily perform a fanny fart at all times.
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Black Shaolin
Written by Carl Cox
Lyrics & Performed by Top Cat
Published by MCA Music Publishing
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Watching this film just makes you want to go out clubbing!!
18 February 2002 | by (Llanelli, S. Wales, UK) – See all my reviews

Every time I watch this film, it just really makes me wanna go out and have a good night! My mate uses "the weekend has landed" speech to psyche himself up before going out! and so do I...sometimes.

This film is a great debut for the writer/director - well done mate!

The acting is great, all the characters are believable and are larger than life! The 'weird' scenes are a joy to watch, Jip's running Mr floppy flashbacks/explanations/visualizations are all great! The scene in the huuuuuuuge pub when everyone stands up and starts singing the mock national anthem is a laugh too. There's loads of comedy here - Howard Marks' 'spliff politics' speech is hilarious!

Oh god, you just need to see this. Mind you, I felt the film did somewhat glorify the use of ecstacy, but hey, that's the truth of the matter eh? At least the film doesn't shy away from this fact. I suppose the film does carry a decent message to it as well - don't take life TOO seriously, you have to let you hair down sometime. And of course the chat in the pub when Moff tries to explain to his mates that he's coming off the drugs is a sure reminder that when the come down's out-way the good times, you know the party's over!

This is at times a very clever film in it's use of the camera, lighting, etc. It was a realised piece of cinema, and a great feel-good tale of mates, love, clubs, and drugs.

Get outta the 'rat race' people!!!



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