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Dirty Pretty Things ()


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An illegal Nigerian immigrant discovers the unpalatable side of London life.

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Okwe
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Senay Gelik
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Sneaky / Juan
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Juliette
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Guo Yi
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Ivan
Kriss Dosanjh ...
Asian Businessman
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Mini Cab Driver (as Israel Aduramo)
Yemi Goodman Ajibade ...
Mini Cab Driver (as Ade-Yemi Ajibade)
Nizwar Karanj ...
Mini Cab Driver
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Mini Cab Driver
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Cab Controller
Kenan Hudaverdi ...
Cafe Owner
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Punter
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Mohammed
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Immigration Officer
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Shinti
Abi Gouhad ...
Shinti's Son
Jeillo Edwards ...
Hospital Cleaning Lady
Rita Hamill ...
Pharmacy Nurse
Ron Stenner ...
Pharmacist
Jemanesh Solomon ...
Shinti's Daughter-in-Law
Naomi Simpson ...
Shinti's Grandaughter
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Sweatshop Foreman
Jean-Philippe Écoffey ...
Jean-Luc
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Sweatshop Boy (as Yusuf Altin)
Fisun Burgess ...
Factory Worker
Sabina Michael ...
German Woman
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German Man
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Celia
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The Doctor
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ray Donn ...
Factory Worker (uncredited)

Directed by

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Stephen Frears

Written by

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Steven Knight ... (written by)

Produced by

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Mark Cartier ... development executive
Julie Goldstein ... executive producer
Robert Jones ... producer
Teresa Moneo ... executive producer
Allon Reich ... executive producer
Tracey Scoffield ... executive producer
Tracey Seaward ... producer
Paul Smith ... executive producer
David M. Thompson ... executive producer
Margo Myers ... line producer: additional photography (uncredited)

Music by

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Nathan Larson

Cinematography by

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Chris Menges

Film Editing by

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Mick Audsley

Editorial Department

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Emanuele Giraldo ... second assistant editor
Celia Haining ... assistant editor
Dan Roberts ... first assistant editor
John Stanborough ... color timer

Casting By

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Leo Davis

Production Design by

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Hugo Luczyc-Wyhowski

Art Direction by

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Rebecca Holmes

Set Decoration by

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Linda Wilson

Costume Design by

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Odile Dicks-Mireaux

Makeup Department

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Annabel Hill ... makeup artist
Natasha Nischol ... makeup artist
Jenny Shircore ... hair designer / makeup designer
Matthew Smith ... special makeup effects artist

Production Management

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Tania Blunden ... post-production supervisor (as Tania Windsor Blunden)
Brian Donovan ... production manager: additional photography
Linda Gregory ... production manager
Michael Harm ... unit manager
Joseph Jayawardena ... unit manager
Margo Myers ... unit production manager: additional photography New York City

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Mick Audsley ... second unit director
William Booker ... second assistant director
Ben Dixon ... third assistant director: second unit
Simon Downes ... second assistant director: second unit
Mark Layton ... first assistant director: second unit
Sasha Mann ... second assistant director: second unit
Finn McGrath ... second assistant director: second unit
Martin O'Malley ... first assistant director: second unit
Jez Oakley ... third assistant director: second unit
Stuart Renfrew ... first assistant director
Alex Streeter ... third assistant director
Richard Styles ... first assistant director: second unit
Becky Symons ... third assistant director: second unit (as Becky Simmons)
Holly Watson ... third assistant director: second unit
Ben Dixon ... additional third assistant director (uncredited)
Larry Zience ... second assistant director: second unit (uncredited)

Art Department

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Jane Clark ... storyboard artist
Emma Davis ... lead art department assistant
Martin Duffy ... stand-by carpenter
Paul Gunner ... painter
Stuart Headley-Read ... stand-by props (as Stuart Read)
David Ned Kelly ... supervising carpenter
Verena Khan ... assistant art director (as Verena Kahn)
Campbell Mitchell ... props
Tom Pleydell-Pearce ... property master
Gareth Thomas ... FT2 apprentice

Sound Department

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Mark Auguste ... supervising sound editor
Sam Auguste ... assistant sound editor
Jan Cholawo ... foley editor
Colin Cooper ... adr recordist
Colette D. Dahanne ... foley recordist (as Colette Dahanne)
Nathan Duncan ... sound assistant trainee
Steve Finn ... boom operator
Peter Gleaves ... adr mixer
Matthew Gough ... additional sound re-recording mixer
Alex Hudd ... sound consultant: dolby
Peter Joly ... supervising sound editor
Christian Joyce ... sound recordist / sound: second unit
Peter Lindsay ... sound recordist
Mike Prestwood Smith ... re-recording mixer
Adrian Rhodes ... re-recording mixer
Mark Rose ... sound effects editor
Sven Taits ... additional sound re-recording mixer
Pierre Albert Vivet ... adr recordist
Ian Wilson ... foley editor

Special Effects by

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Dan Frye ... special effects technician
Christopher Longhurst ... special effects assistant
Graham Longhurst ... special effects supervisor

Visual Effects by

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Ian Fellows ... digital compositor
Drew Jones ... visual effects executive producer
Tracey Leadbetter ... visual effects coordinator: Framestore CFC
Luke Letkey ... digital artist
Alasdair MacCuish ... digital lab producer: Framestore CFC
Mark Nelmes ... visual effects supervisor
Tom Partridge ... visual effects editorial: Framestore CFC
Maria Stroka ... film recording producer
Steve Tizzard ... digital compositor
Victor Wade ... digital effects artist
Neil Weatherley ... digital effects artist

Stunts

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Nick Gillard ... stunt coordinator
Julian Spencer ... stunt coordinator: second unit

Camera and Electrical Department

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Ian Clark ... focus puller
Charlie England ... assistant camera
Dai Evans ... trainee grip (as Dave Evans)
Conor Finlay ... electrician
Eugene Grobler ... electrician
Saiyiu. Li ... camera loader
Adrian McCarthy ... grip
Chris Menges ... camera operator
Oona Menges ... first assistant camera
Pat Miller ... electrician
Gary Parnham ... rigging electrician
Christopher Porter ... gaffer
Alastair Rae ... steadicam operator
Laurie Sparham ... still photographer
Ivan Strasburg ... director of photography: second unit
Alf Tramontin ... steadicam operator
David Wall ... electrician
John Ellis Evans ... clapper loader (uncredited)
Urszula Pontikos ... camera trainee (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Philip Goldsworthy ... wardrobe assistant
Kay Manasseh ... assistant costume designer
Lucilla Simbari ... wardrobe assistant

Location Management

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Sue Quinn ... location manager
Aurelia Thomas ... location assistant
Mimi Turner ... location manager

Music Department

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Karen Elliott ... music supervisor
Charlie Gillett ... music consultant
Isobel Griffiths ... orchestral contractor
Christian Henson ... composer: additional music
Michael Higham ... music editor (as Mike Higham)
Nora Mullally ... music business/legal services
Steve Price ... music scoring mixer
Andy Richards ... score mixer
Bruce White ... musician: viola

Transportation Department

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Simon Hudnott ... unit driver
Gerry Turner ... genny driver

Other crew

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Julie Brinkman ... assistant: Steven Knight
Jana Camacho ... production assistant
Rashad Clinton ... production assistant
James Cooper ... runner
Penny Eyles ... script supervisor
Jan Fleischer ... story editor
Christel Franken ... assistant to producer
Alexander Hodgson ... runner
Scott Jacobson ... floor runner
Miranda Marks ... assistant production coordinator
Jake Myers ... production executive
Rosie Newall ... runner
Hermione Ninnim ... production coordinator
Louise O'Malley ... production accountant
Eve Petcher ... production runner
Roger Phillips ... end titles
Claire Robertson ... assistant accountant
Nick Savva ... production finance coordinator
Ussal Smithers ... advisor: Turkish
Diane Staniforth ... art finisher
Alex Warder ... assistant production coordinator
Dan Huber ... assistant: Julie Goldstein (uncredited)
Asha Radwan ... producer's assistant: post-production (uncredited)

Thanks

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Luke Morris ... thanks
Margo Myers ... special thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Okwe is an illegal Nigerian immigrant leading a hard life and struggling to survive in London's underground. He works as a hotel receptionist in the night time and as he has a doctor degree he practices some medicine, during the day, in a very odd way. Besides that he must constantly escape from Immigration officers. One day Okwe discovers by chance an illegal scheme of surgeries is being lead by Juan, his boss in the hotel. Juan quickly comes up with a tempting proposal: if Okwe accepts to perform the illegal surgeries he makes a lot of money and gets legalized situation in the U.K. Can Okwe keep his moral values intact? Written by Weslley Gonçalves

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Taglines Some things are too dangerous to keep secret. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Dirty Pretty Things - Loin de chez eux (France)
  • Kleine schmutzige Tricks (Germany)
  • Negocios ocultos (Spain)
  • Purvini gražus dalykai (Lithuania)
  • Coisas Belas E Sujas (Brazil)
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Runtime
  • 97 min
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Budget $10,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United Kingdom GBP141,865, 15 Dec 2002
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $4,550,000, 07 Nov 2003

Did You Know?

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Trivia Audrey Tautou's first English-speaking role. See more »
Goofs Guo Yi says the mythological figure who ferries the dead to Hades is Pylades; in fact the ferryman's name is Charon. Pylades is the companion of Orestes. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in The 76th Annual Academy Awards (2004). See more »
Soundtracks Glass, Concrete & Stone See more »
Quotes Guo Yi: You know, Okwe, good at chess usually means bad at life. You do realize that she's in love with you, don't you? I've been with her 20 minutes, and I know it. But then, I'm bad at chess...
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