\"Room to Rent\" 2000 - A comedy about love, London, and really bad roomates.
Directed by: Khalid Al-Haggar
Starring: Said Taghmaoui, Juliette Lewis, Rupert Graves, Anna Massey, and Shane Taylor.
In this streetwise, offbeat comedy, we are introduced to Ali (Taghmaoui), a young Egyptian screenwriter stranded in bustling London without money, a visa, or even a place to live.
More than determined to make a success of himself in London, Ali moves in with a succession of eccentric, colourful London roomates, including a flamboyant gay photographer (Graves), an elderly blind woman (Massey) who believes Ali is the reincarnation of her long lost lover, and Linda (Lewis), a young, sexy model and Marilyn Monroe impersonator.
While Ali searches for a way to stay afloat in London, he also seeks love and belonging. Ultimately, his disastrous trials and tribulations lead him to an unexpected chance at true happiness.