Human Traffic

2000

Human Traffic

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A chronicle of the lives of five Cardiff pals who foray into the chemical-induced culture of the British rave scene as an escape from boring jobs, bad relationships and dysfunctional families.

Cast

Carl Cox
as Pablo Hassan
Howard Marks
as Himself
Jan Anderson
as Karen Benson
Jo Brand
as Reality
Justin Kerrigan
as Ziggy Marlon
Millsy In Nottingham
as Millsy From Roath
Mark Seaman
as Jeremy Faxman
Anna Wilson
as Boomshanka
Peter Albert
as Lulu's Uncle Eric
Menna Trussler
as Lulu's Auntie Violet
Terence Beesley
as Moff's Father
Carol Harrison
as Moff's Mother
Elizabeth Anne Bowen
as Moff's Grandmother
Elizabeth Harper
as Jip's Ex No. 1
Sarah Blackburn
as Jip's Ex No. 2
Nicola Davey
as Jip's Ex No. 3
Phillip Rosch
as Jip's Manager
Jennifer Hill
as Jip's Secretary
Cadfen Roberts
as Jip's Mother's Client
Mad Doctor X
as Koop's Workmate
Larrington Walker
as Koop's Father
Robbie Newby
as Karen Benson's Boyfriend
Louis Marriot
as Cardiff Bad Boy
Neil Bowens
as Asylum Doorman
Tyrone Johnson
as Hip Hop Junkie
Nicola Heywood-Thomas
as TV Interviewer
Ninjah
as Tom Tom's MC
Eilian Wyn
as Doctor
Tim Hamilton
as Breakdancer/Bodypopper
Sherena Flash
as Bodypopper
Marat Khairoullu
as Bodypopper
Adam Pudney
as Bodypopper
Mark Seymore
as Bodypopper
Colin Williams
as Bodypopper
Frank Wilson
as Bodypopper
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Critic Reviews for Human Traffic

All Critics (29) | Top Critics (9) | Fresh (17) | Rotten (12)

Audience Reviews for Human Traffic

  • Jan 17, 2013
    I'm not gonna lie... This is one very bizarre film. I picked this one up purely because I'd looked at it in shops before, and never actually bothered to watch it, and when offered a free film, one does not simply say no. John Simm, Danny Dyer, and others go together for a night out going out of their mind on every drug in the book. They hate their jobs, and they need a release. So what do they do? They get out and enjoy themselves! Although the plot is very week, the direction seems to put the viewer in the shoes of a hallucinating drug addict, with scenes shifting between reality, and mental fantasies that spring up to explain metaphors or similes, as well as a sing-a-long version of the new National Anthem of England! Hilarious comments such as "I decided to take heroine after watching the film Trainspotting!" and "Star Wars was all about junkies!" float all over the place, promising laughter all over the place. The cast works well together, and play their parts fantastically. John Simm especially fits the role fantastically, while showing the negative effects that drugs can bring, and how he tries to overcome it. While the film as a whole isn't really saying "don't do drugs, they're bad for you!", it does have a similar message to the book A Clockwork Orange (the edition with the 21st chapter, which I gather is not available for our American friends (but I could be wrong)), which says that we do loads of bad things or harmful things when we're young, but as time goes by we will all grow out of those habits. This message, combined with the humour of it all makes the film well worth watching. I hadn't seen a club film before, but I can tell that if they are all like this, it will be the first of many I will hope to watch.
    BG Movie Reviews 2 Super Reviewer
  • Feb 16, 2011
    I was going to skip this flick but after seeing the 2 guys talking to the 2 girls & showing the 2 guys blowing smoke out there butts, I had to give it a chance.I also liked the part where the people working the fast food place were just a bunch of robots working for the machine.It started off great but after the major party Human Traffic seemed to fall apart.A movie that started off so good turned to.....
    Brody M Super Reviewer
  • Nov 06, 2010
    Very stylistic and colourful, representing the 90's very well. The cast were amazing together and you really felt like they'd been friends for a long time. Not my kind of movie but a good one of this genre.
    Sophie B Super Reviewer
  • Mar 21, 2010
    didn't finish this one, but it really didn't seem like more than a poor man's trainspotting.
    Kari K Super Reviewer

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