There is nothing so dangerous as a virtuous man.
You can't find a better dramatic situation than a character who has to struggle with moral decisions. The more difficult the situation, the more drama. If you have great characters that are well-rounded and distinctive, it's even better. With Dirty Pretty Things, Stephen Frears has a great script by Steven Knight and a great ensemble cast with Chiwetel Ejiofor as an illegal immigrant in London who works in a hotel with other immigrants, including Audrey Tatou as a Turkish refugee. The relationship between the characters is complicated and real, with a nice sense of humour that provides just enough light to the dark story of struggle and survival. I enjoyed every minute of the film which was filled with pleasant surprises. Dark and beautiful and perfectly balanced.
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