Contact Me

Use the form on the right to get in touch with Chris.

 


Wolfville, Nova Scotia
Canada

blog

Dirty Pretty Things

Chris Campbell

Dirty Pretty Things
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.
technorati tags: , ,