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Human Traffic (1999)
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Director:Justin Kerrigan Producer:Allan Niblo, Emer McCourt, Renata S. Aly Screenplay by:Justin Kerrigan  

Music by:Matthew Herbert, Roberto Mello Cinematography:Dave Bennett  Edited by:Patrick Moore Running time:99 min 

Country:United Kingdom, Ireland Language:English Genre:Comedy, Music  Subtitle:English,   Starring: John Simm as Jip,
Lorraine Pilkington as Lulu
, Shaun Parkes as Koop, Danny Dyer as Moff, Nicola Reynolds as Nina,
Dean Davies as Lee
, Richard Coyle as Andy, Andrew Lincoln as Felix

 
 

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รางวัล:9 wins & 7 nominations.

 

 

BAFTA Awards 2000

Nominated
Carl Foreman Award for the Most Promising Newcomer
Justin Kerrigan 
 

BAFTA Awards, Wales 2000

Won
BAFTA Cymru Award
Best Drama (Y Ddrama Orau)
Allan Niblo 
Best Director (Y Cyfarwyddwr Gorau)
Justin Kerrigan 
Best Camera - Drama
Dave Bennett 
 

Bermuda International Film Festival 2000

Won
Jury Prize
Justin Kerrigan 
 

British Independent Film Awards 1999

Won
British Independent Film Award
Best Achievement in Production
Nominated
Douglas Hickox Award
Justin Kerrigan 
 

Brussels International Film Festival 2000

Won
Special Prize of the Jury
Best European Feature
Justin Kerrigan 
Nominated
Crystal Star
Best European Feature
Justin Kerrigan 
 

Dinard British Film Festival 1999

Won
Golden Hitchcock
Justin Kerrigan 
 

Emden International Film Festival 2000

Nominated
Emden Film Award
Justin Kerrigan 
 

Gijón International Film Festival 1999

Nominated
Grand Prix Asturias
Best Feature
Justin Kerrigan 
 

Thessaloniki Film Festival 1999

Won
Best Director
Justin Kerrigan 
Won
European Cinema Award
Justin Kerrigan 
Nominated
Golden Alexander
Justin Kerrigan 
 

Toronto International Film Festival 1999

2nd place
Discovery Award
Justin Kerrigan 
 
 

Human Traffic is a 1999 British-Irish independent film written and directed by Welsh filmmaker Justin Kerrigan. The film explores themes of coming of age, drug and club cultures, as well as relationships. It includes scenes provoking social commentary and the use of archive footage to provide political commentary. The plot of the film revolves around five twenty-something friends and their wider work and social circle, the latter devotees of the club scene, taking place over the course of a drug-fuelled weekend in Cardiff, Wales. A central feature is the avoidance of moralising about the impact of 1990s dance lifestyle; instead the film concentrates on recreating the "vibe, the venues and the mood" of the dance movement from the 1988-89 "second summer of love" to the film''s release in 1999. In the first 25 minutes of the film Lee, the 17-year-old brother of central character Nina, enthuses "I am about to be part of the chemical generation" and lists, using the slang of the period, a series of drugs that he might experiment with later that night. The film is narrated by one of the stars, John Simm, featuring numerous cameo appearances. It is also the film debut of Danny Dyer as well as referencing another drug culture film of the era, Trainspotting.

With an original budget of £340,000, the production eventually came in for £2,200,000; the film was a financial success, taking in £2,500,000 at the UK box office alone, also enjoying good VHS and DVD sales. Human Traffic was critically well-received with largely positive reviews, and has achieved cult status, especially amongst subcultures such as the rave culture.

Synopsis:
The film is an ensemble piece in which the five protagonists plan, enjoy and come down from a weekend out in Cardiff; all motivated at least in part by the need for a weekend escape from the difficulties and contradictions of their daily lives. Jip is suffering from sexual anxiety brought on by a series of unsuccessful liaisons.[10][11] Koop, Jip''s best friend, is jealous of his girlfriend Nina''s popular and happy-go-lucky nature. Nina is being sexually harassed in a job she had no choice but to take after having failed a college interview. Lulu, Jip''s best female friend and "dropping partner", has suffered infidelity in her last 3 relationships. Moff, the newest member of the group having met Jip at a warehouse party after moving from London to Cardiff, is an unemployed slacker who scrapes a living as a small-time dealer, despite his father being a senior policeman. The five friends become very close, take drugs such as cannabis, ecstasy and cocaine, and "live for the weekend".

The film follows the exploits of the five friends as well as various characters they meet along the way. They go to pubs and clubs on Friday, taking along Nina''s 17-year-old brother Lee whose waning enthusiasm for his first drugs experience is played out in a cameo debate between Jip and a doctor. Jip gives up his ticket to Lulu, whom he has talked into coming out and is forced to talk his way into the club as the group are a ticket short. The club scene is then examined through a series of cameos including two attempts by older journalists to understand the club scene. The ensemble then joins a house party, where Lulu and Jip finally kiss and attempt unsuccessfully to make love; whereas the established couple, Koop and Nina, argue over Koop''s perceptions about her behaviour. Later, as expected by the group, "what goes up must come down" sets in as the effects of their drug use begin to hit home leaving them coping with feelings of illness and paranoia. They recover Lee from a group of younger partygoers he has spent the night with and make their way home.

On returning home, some of the group''s issues are resolved whilst some are thrown into sharper relief. Jip makes love to Lulu, overcoming his sexual paranoia. Koop and Nina''s issues are set aside. Lee has made it through the weekend without any of his concerns being realised. Moff, however, is still caught up in the paranoia caused by his extensive drug use. He argues with his parents again and is seen walking alone around Cardiff looking disheartened. However, Moff joins his friends for an end of the weekend drink and having raged about his difficulties with drugs is soon joking about his excesses with his friends. The film finishes with Jip and Lulu kissing in the street after the manner of classic Hollywood films.
 







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