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 nighttime 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 (Courtesy of Internet Movie Database)
I think many of us watch films as much for the story that is told as for the places these stories can take us. DIRTY PRETTY THINGS Directed by Stephen Frears, written by Steven Knight, and produced by Robert Jones & Tracey Seaward takes us to a place not many can understand unless you are an immigrant or know someone who is. That alone made me intrigued by this film. The tension, exotic surroundings our main character was in utterly fascinating as well as the slow and methodical unraveling of this complex love story made it an enjoyable film to watch. Furthermore, the main characters drive to do good while having a shadowed past aided in developing the film tension taking it to another level. I truly enjoyed this film and give it 4 stars, which certifies DIRTY PRETTY THINGS as a clear choice for a NETFLIX and CHILL kind of night.