Human Traffic (1999)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Ensemble Film, Urban Comedy  |   Release Date - May 5, 2000 (USA - Limited)  |   Run Time - 79 min.  |   Countries - United Kingdom, Ireland  |   MPAA Rating - R
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Synopsis by Mark Deming

A group of British youths try to escape their pointless, hum-drum lives with weekends of drug-fueled debauchery in the comedy Human Traffic. Jip (John Simm) works at a shop selling jeans, and his best friend Koop (Shaun Parkes) is an aspiring hip-hop artist who has a day job at a record store. Nina (Nicola Reynolds), Koop's girlfriend, is employed at a burger joint; her best friend is Lulu (Lorraine Pilkington), who has a uniformly low opinion of men. Moff (Danny Dyer) is a waste-case who lives with his father and deals drugs to the group. Come Friday evening, Moff supplies the Ecstasy, the six friends head out to the club, and they spend the next 48 hours playing the popular game "Annihilate This Week." Human Traffic was the directorial debut for filmmaker Justin Kerrigan, who reportedly had problems raising financing due to the film's refusal to explicitly condemn the use of drugs or the actions of its protagonists.




dance-music, decadence, drugs, ecstasy, excess, friendship, rave [event], weekend