Dirty Pretty Things


1h 34m 2002

Brief Synopsis

Okwe, a kind-hearted Nigerian doctor, and Senay, a Turkish chambermaid, work at the same West London hotel. The hotel is run by Senor "Sneaky" and is the sort of place where "dirty business" like drug dealing and prostitution takes place. However, when Okwe finds a human heart in one of the toilets,

Film Details

Also Known As
Dirty Pretty Things - Loin de chez eux, Pretty Things
MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Crime
Drama
Romance
Thriller
Release Date
2002
Production Company
Eric Shonz; Kevin O'Shea; Richard Eisenberg
Distribution Company
MIRAMAX
Location
London, England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 34m

Synopsis

Okwe, a kind-hearted Nigerian doctor, and Senay, a Turkish chambermaid, work at the same West London hotel. The hotel is run by Senor "Sneaky" and is the sort of place where "dirty business" like drug dealing and prostitution takes place. However, when Okwe finds a human heart in one of the toilets, he uncovers something far more sinister than just a common crime.

Crew

Barry Abbott

Carpenter

Mick Audsley

Editor

Mick Audsley

Unit Director

Mark Auguste

Supervising Sound Editor

Sam Auguste

Sound Editor

Mike Beaven

Driver

Karima Benchemakh

Apprentice

Lee Betts

Painter

Mark Bird

Construction Coordinator

Richard Blackmore

Electrician

William Booker

Assistant Director

Paula Boram

Foley Artist

Harry Bowers

Loader

Roy Branch

Best Boy

Ric Brayley

Office Assistant

Ida Bregninge

Assistant Editor

Julie Brinkman

Assistant

Michael Brown

Props

John Burden

Driver

Peter Burden

Propman

Harry Cable

Props

Emma Caplin

Assistant Art Director

Seb Cardinal

Office Runner

Paul Carter

Propman

Alan Chesters

Construction Manager

Leigh Chesters

Carpenter

Kate Chillcott

Wardrobe Assistant

Jan Cholawo

Foley Editor

Ian Clark

Camera Focus Puller

Colin Clarke

Carpenter

Jane Clarke

Storyboard Artist

Stuart Clarke

Scenic Artist

Jason Codrai

Office Assistant

James Cooper

Office Runner

Phillip Cooper

Other

Rachel Cooper

Assistant

Noel Cowell

Propman

Paul Cronin

Generator Operator

Kate Cuffin

Cgi Artist

Tony Cuomo

Office Assistant

Jake David

Apprentice

Emma Davis

Art Department

Leo Davis

Casting Director

Bruno De Santa

Wardrobe Assistant

Tabitha Dean

Visual Effects Editor

Odile Dicks-mireaux

Costume Designer

Diana Dill

Script Supervisor

Ben Dixon

Assistant Director

Caroline Dolby

Makeup Assistant

Brian Donovan

Production Manager

Simon Downes

Assistant Director

Martin Duffy

Carpenter

Nathan Duncan

Apprentice

Penny Dyer

Dialogue Coach

Kevin Edland

Rigging Gaffer

Richard Eisenberg

Production Insurance

Madeline Elles-hill

Assistant

Karen Elliott

Music Supervisor

John Ensby

Film Lab

David Evans

Grip

John Evans

Loader

Warren Ewan

Electrician

Penny Eyles

Script Supervisor

Brian Fairy

Driver

Charlie Fane

Coach

Ian Fellows

Compositing Supervisor

Conor J. Finlay

Electrician

Steve Finn

Boom Operator

Kevin Fleet

Propman

Jan Fleischer

Story Editor

Pauline Fowler

Accountant

Christel Franken

Assistant

Kevin Fraser

Key Grip

Nick Gillard

Stunt Coordinator

Charlie Gillett

Music Supervisor

Emanuele Giraldo

Assistant Editor

Julie Goldstein

Executive Producer

Philip Goldsworthy

Wardrobe Assistant

Matthew Gough

Recording Engineer

Diane Greaves

Foley Artist

Terry Green

Office Assistant

Linda Gregory

Production Manager

Eugene Grobler

Electrician

Sarah Grundy

Hair

Sarah Grundy

Makeup Designer

Michael Gunner

Painter

Paul Gunner

Painter

Rodrigo Gutierrez

Camera Operator

Katya Guy

Makeup Assistant

Celia Haining

Assistant Editor

Asa Hakansson

Music

Annabel Hamilton

Assistant

Terry Haran

Office Assistant

Michael Harm

Unit Manager

Tarn Harper

Post-Production Accountant

Paul Harris

Electrician

Joseph A Hawthorne

Carpenter

Darren Hayward

Carpenter

Mike Higham

Music Editor

Annabel Hill

Makeup Assistant

Finn Hillman

Driver

Lissy Holm

Casting Assistant

Rebecca Holmes

Art Director

Mark Hopkins

Finance Manager

Simon Hudnott

Driver

Bella Hughan

Advisor

Ken Hutchins

Office Assistant

Joseph Jayawardena

Unit Manager

Carrie Johnson

Medic

Peter Joly

Supervising Sound Editor

Drew Jones

Visual Effects Producer

Robert Jones

Producer

Chris Joyce

Sound Recordist

Richard Kelloway

Props

David 'ned' Kelly

Carpenter

Dean Kelly

Carpenter

Sean Kelly

Painter

Verena Khan

Assistant Art Director

Roy Kirkman

Driver

Steven Knight

Screenplay

Femi Kolade

Assistant

Nathan Larson

Music

Richard Law

Rigging Electrician

Mai Layton

Makeup Assistant

Mark Layton

Assistant Director

Tracey Leadbetter

Visual Effects

Maurice Lee

Stunt Man

Peter Lindsay

Sound Mixer

Peter Lindsay

Sound Recordist

Dennis Lloyd

Key Grip

Nicholas Lloyd

Carpenter

Christopher Longhurst

Special Effects Assistant

Graham Longhurst

Special Effects Supervisor

Hugo Luczyc-wyhowski

Production Designer

Roger Lupton

Driver

Alasdair Maccuish

Film And Electronic Laboratory

Danny Madden

Rigging Electrician

Kay Manasseh

Costume Designer

Sasha Mann

Assistant Director

Andrew Mannion

Office Runner

Miranda Marks

Assistant Production Coordinator

Phil Mathews

Driver

Colin May

Wardrobe

Adrian Mccarthy

Key Grip

Caroline Mccarthy

Assistant Location Manager

Finn Mcgrath

Assistant Director

Scott Mcnamara

Office Runner

Rob Mcpherson

Props

Terence Meadows

Production

Chris Menges

Director Of Photography

Chris Menges

Camera Operator

Oona Menges

Camera Focus Puller

Prav Menon-johansson

Makeup Assistant

Pat Miller

Electrician

Campbell Mitchell

Props

Teresa Moneo

Executive Producer

Ken Monger

Electrician

Mick Moran

Driver

Sinead Moran

Other

Tommy Moran

Other

Lew Morgan

Office Assistant

Enyo Mortty

Driver

Gwen Murray

Apprentice

Mark Nelmes

Visual Effects Supervisor

Helen Nesbitt

Rendering Artist

Rosie Newall

Office Runner

Joseph Newman

Carpenter

Hermione Ninnim

Production Coordinator

Natasha Nischol

Makeup Assistant

Louise Nockles

Makeup Assistant

Steff Norinder

Office Runner

Kenneth Norris

Carpenter

Paul Norris

Carpenter

Peter O'donnell

Painter

Kevin O'keefe

Driver

Louise O'malley

Production Accountant

Martin O'malley

Assistant Director

Keegan O'neill

Loader

Kevin O'shea

Production Insurance

Jez Oakley

Assistant Director

Ron Osman

Advisor

Tom Partridge

Visual Effects Editor

Alex Payman

Compositing Supervisor

Tom Pearce

Property Master

Bill Peasy

Production

Eve Petcher

Production Assistant

Jane Petrie

Wardrobe Assistant

Urszula Pontikos

Camera Trainee

Chris Porter

Gaffer

Duncan Prontice

Production Assistant

Noel Quinn

Boom Operator

Sue Quinn

Location Manager

Asha Radwan

Assistant

Alistair Rae

Steadicam Operator

Ralph Ramsden

Camera Focus Puller

Mike Randall

Office Assistant

Stuart Read

Props

Allon Reich

Executive Producer

John Reid

Office Assistant

Scott Reid

Office Assistant

Film Details

Also Known As
Dirty Pretty Things - Loin de chez eux, Pretty Things
MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Crime
Drama
Romance
Thriller
Release Date
2002
Production Company
Eric Shonz; Kevin O'Shea; Richard Eisenberg
Distribution Company
MIRAMAX
Location
London, England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 34m

Award Nominations

Best Original Screenplay

2003

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Nominated for four 2003 European Film Awards including Best Film, Best European Actor (Chiwetel Ejiofor), Best Screenwriter, and Best Cinematographer.

Nominated for the 2003 award for Best Original Screenplay by the Writer's Guild of America (WGA).

Nominated for three 2002 awards from the London Film Critics Circle, including: Best British Actor (Chiwetel Ejiofor) and Best British Screenwriter (Andrew Bovell and Steven Knight).

Winner of four 2003 British Independent Film Awards including: Best British Film, Best Actor (Chiwetel Ejiofor), Best Director and Best Screenplay.

Released in United States 2002

Released in United States 2003

Released in United States January 2003

Released in United States May 2002

Released in United States May 2003

Released in United States on Video March 23, 2004

Released in United States September 2002

Released in United States Summer July 18, 2003

Shown at Cannes Film Festival (market) May 15-26, 2002.

Shown at Palm Springs International Film Festival January 9-20, 2003.

Shown at San Sebastian International Film Festival September 19-28, 2002.

Shown at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival (in competition) February 28-March 9, 2003.

Shown at Toronto International Film Festival September 5-14, 2002.

Shown at Tribeca Film Festival in New York City (Showcase) May 3-11, 2003.

Shown at Venice International Film Festival (in competition) August 29 - September 8, 2002.

Released in United States 2002 (Shown at Venice International Film Festival (in competition) August 29 - September 8, 2002.)

Released in United States 2003 (Shown at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival (in competition) February 28-March 9, 2003.)

Released in United States January 2003 (Shown at Palm Springs International Film Festival January 9-20, 2003.)

Released in United States on Video March 23, 2004

Released in United States May 2002 (Shown at Cannes Film Festival (market) May 15-26, 2002.)

Released in United States May 2003 (Shown at Tribeca Film Festival in New York City (Showcase) May 3-11, 2003.)

Released in United States Summer July 18, 2003

Released in United States September 2002 (Shown at San Sebastian International Film Festival September 19-28, 2002.)

Released in United States September 2002 (Shown at Toronto International Film Festival September 5-14, 2002.)