Overlooked Film: Dirty Pretty Things (2002)

I have decided to return to something that I have not highlighted in quite some time on my website: overlooked/forgotten gems. so as we close the year out, allow me to submit the 2002 British drama/thriller Dirty Pretty Things for your approval.


Dirty Pretty Things was directed by Stephen Frears and starred Chiwetel Ejiofor and Audrey Tautou, as star-crossed illegal immigrants working in a London hotel.  Check out the trailer here:

The film principally deals with themes surrounding the treatment (read: the exploitation) of illegal immigrants inhabiting a world with the more fortunate among us. This film does an admirable job of showing the underworld and how the plight of people who are simply seeking a better way of life often goes ignored.

Have you seen Dirty Pretty Things? Leave a lovely comment below and let me know what you thought of it.


  1. I finally screened the film this year. Stephen Frears, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Audrey Tautou did a wonderful job with this. I now see why many had recommended it.
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  2. The first film I saw with Tautou or Sophie Okenedo, who stood out even in this solid cast.
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  3. Damn, another “hidden” gem from “Chewi?” This dude’s filmography is hella-impressive. Need to check this out. He’s chameleon.
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  4. Hi Iba! Wow, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Audrey Tautou! I’m intrigued by the premise too, I definitely need to watch this one!
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