A Nigerian immigrant, Okwe (Chiwetel Ejiofor) is a working as a hotel concierge and operating a cab in West London. He is rooming and also works with Senay (Audrey Tautou), an immigrant, from Turkey. The hotel is run by Senor "Sneaky" (Sergi Lopez), and a lot of shady business takes place there from drugs to prostitution.
Juliette (Sophie Okonedo) is a prostitute soliciting the hotel with one of it's guest. She makes a call to the front desk about a toilet not working properly. Okwe enters the room to fix the problem and walks into a underground human organ exchange. He finds a human heart has jammed the toilet.
Okwe shares the news with Senay who now both fear of being deported. Sneaky blackmails Okwe to stay quiet while Senay is lured into possibly selling one of her kidneys for a passport to America. But in the end, the tables and the good doctor gets more than he bargained for.
2003 - Dirty Pretty Things - National Board of Review - Special Recognition for Excellence in Filmmaking.
Director: Stephen Frears
Writer: Steve Knight
Producers: Robert Jones, Tracey Seaward