Past Meetup

Spanish Film Festival: Dirty Pretty Things, £3

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I saw this movie on DVD and recommend it - it shows a different London, a world as real as ours but invisible to those who don't inhabit it. It is projected as part of the London Spanish Film Festival programme (although it is directed and produced by British and it stars Amelie Tatou and Chiwetel Ejiofor): it is a good opportunity to see an excellent movie no longer in the cinemas, with loads of topics for discussions.

It won the award for Best British Independent Film - so, it would qualify for the LEC movie night, if it wasn't that we have had so many 'peliculas' already.

Synopsis: Dirty Pretty Things (2003) Stephen Frears gritty urban thriller offers a tale of two cities in its focus on the illegal immigrants servicing a smart London hotel where they work silently in the shadows – expendable, underpaid labour. Okwe (Chiwetal Ejiofor), a doctor who has escaped from his native Nigeria, juggles a day job as a taxi driver with night duties as a hotel porter. One evening, a horrifying discovery brings him into conflict with the hotel’s manager, Juan, known as Sneaky (Sergi López) who appears to be using his position to run a number of dangerous illegal operations. Soon, Okwe finds that his own safety as well as that of his Turkish co-worker Senay (Audrey Tautou) is in jeopardy, for the smug, smooth-talking Sneaky (one of López’s most infamous creations) knows much more than he initially reveals.

Tickets at £3 for non -members (of the Instituto Cervantes) have to be purchased on the day, at the entrance to the theatre.

If you wish to have your name on their list (it might give you priority) you can call[masked] (option3).

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