Sunday, October 12, 2008

Human Traffic (1999)


Great film that takes a good look at the evolution of the club drug scene in the U.K. What I liked most about this film is it shows the plus's to using recreation drugs, while also showing the downside. The film also focuses on the early generation of Ecstasy users and follows them as they become the old school crew in a new kind of scene.

The Plot:

The Cardiff club scene in the 90's: five best friends deal with their relationships and their personal demons during a weekend. Jip calls himself a sexual paranoid, afraid he's impotent. Lulu, Jip's mate, doesn't find much to fancy in men. Nina hates her job at a fast food joint, and her man, Koop, who dreams of being a great hip-hop d.j., is prone to fits of un-provoked jealousy. The fifth is Moff, whose family is down on his behavior. Starting Friday afternoon, with preparations for clubbing, we follow the five from Ecstacy-induced fun through a booze-laden come-down early Saturday morning followed by the weekend's aftermath. It's breakthrough time for at least three of them.

The Cast:

John Simm ... Jip

Lorraine Pilkington ... Lulu

Shaun Parkes ... Koop

Nicola Reynolds ... Nina

Danny Dyer ... Moff

Dean Davies ... Lee

Peter Albert ... Lulu's Uncle Eric

Jan Anderson ... Karen Benson

Terence Beesley ... Moff's Father

Sarah Blackburn ... Jip's Ex #2

Anne Bowen ... Moff's Grandmother

Neil Bowens ... Asylum Doorman

Peter Bramhill ... Matt

Jo Brand ... Reality (voice)

Stephanie Brooks ... Fleur


The Movie:


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