About

An urban hotel in London is a gathering and flash point for legal and illegal immigrants attempting to cobble together their lives in a new country. The immigrants include Senay, a Turkish woman, and a Nigerian doctor named Okwe who is working as a night porter at the hotel. The pair discover the hotel is a front for all sorts of clandestine activities. Their only wish is to avoid possible deporta...

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Directed by

Stephen Frears

Written by

Steven Knight (Screenplay)

Runtime

97 minutes

Country

United Kingdom

Language

English

Tagline

Every dream has its price.

Cast

Keywords

london hotel prostitute delinquency illegal immigration night watchman transplanted organ immigration law

Photos

Lists

#456 on The 21st Century Most Acclaimed Films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

Awards

Oscar nomination for Best Writing, Original Screenplay