"Dirty Pretty Things" is a very sad, disturbing study of the plight of illegal immigrants living in London. Okwe, a Nigerian doctor who works as a cab driver/hotel clerk and his roommate Senay, a Turkish hotel chambermaid, find themselves running for their lives while falling in love with each other. The film is wonderfully directed by Stephen Frears, the screenplay is excellent, the cinematography compelling, and the acting superb. Chiwetel Ejiofar and Audrey Tatou turn in equally outstanding performances. Their chemistry is so amazing that sometimes it's hard to remember that they are acting. Sergi Lopez gives a truly evil performance as Sneaky, a man who blackmails Okwe and Senay so they can have passports. The story involves poverty, sexual favors, and black market organ donation, and it is truly terrifying all the things Okwe and Senay have to go through in order to gain freedom. I don't know if there really is a seedy London underground life for immigrants, but the film made me believe that it could happen. The ending was happy, something I was not expecting, but I would have preferred to see Okwe and Senay end up together. The only thing disappointing about the movie is that it was not as suspenseful as I hoped it would be. The 90 minute movie left me wanting more. Overall, it is a powerful drama that leaves you thinking about the movie long after it is over.