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DIRTY WORK: Frears takes viewers inside the U.K.'s harrowing sub-economy

Making a movie is tough enough without having to teach your actors to speak English. But when director Stephen Frears set out to create the shadowed world of immigrant asylum seekers in London for his urban thriller Dirty Pretty Things , he thought the language barrier might actually help. Frears — who manages to unite the gritty realism of his indie breakthrough My Beautiful Laundrette with the color and rhythm of his Hollywood hit High Fidelity — pulled together a group of acclaimed European actors, all of whom speak different...

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