|aDirty pretty things|h[videorecording] /|cby Miramax Films and BBC Films present a Celador Films production of a film by Stephen Frears ; produced by Tracey Seaward, Robert Jones ; written by Steven Knight ; directed by Stepehn Frears.
|a[United States] :|bMiramax Home Entertainment ;|aBurbank, Calif. :|bDistributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment ;|aTaipei :|bGroup Power Workshop,|c, c2002.
|a1 videodisc (ca. 98 min.) :|bsd., col. ;|c4 3/4 in.
|aTitle from container.
|aOriginally released as a motion picture in 2002.
|aSpecial features: commentary with director Stephen Frears; behind-the-scenes featurette.
|aDirector of photography, Chris Menges ; art director, Rebecca Holmes ; editor, Mick Audsley ; music, Nathan Larson ; costume designer, Odile Dicks-Mireaux ; production designer, Hugo Luczyc-Wyhowski ; visual effects supervisor, Mark Nelmes ; special effects supervisor, Graham Longhurst.
|aOkwe is an illegal immigrant living in London. He was a doctor in his homeland and now works two jobs - during the day as a taxi driver, at night as a hotel desk clerk. When a prostitute tells him there's a mess in one of the hotel's bathrooms, Okwe finds a human heart in the toilet. Using his previous knowledge of medicine, he begins to solve the case of where the heart came from and soon delves into the world of body organ black-markets. He finds that his only friend, Senay, a Turkish illegal immigrant chambermaid, may be next to be used for organ parts.
|aMPAA rating: R; for sexual content, disturbing images and languages.
|aDolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound.
|aEnglish and Somali dialogue; closed-captioned.
|aBritish Independent Film Awards, 2003: British Independent Film Award - Best Actor (Chiwetel Ejiofor); Best British Independent Film - Best Director (Stephen Frears); Best Screenplay (Steve Knight).