Human Traffic is a 1999 comedy drama that explores a group of young Brits who spend their weekend hours in drug fueled sexual escapades and clubbing. The movie was written and directed by Justin Kerrigan. Jip (John Simm), Koop (Shaun Parkes), Nina (Nichola Reynolds), Lulu (Lorraine Pilkington), and Moff (Danny Dyer) are five British young people who are looking for an escape from their ho hum lives. Jip tires of working at a clothing shop, and Koop is trying to break into the music industry. Lulu, Nina and Moff are also dealing with their personal failures and demons. The five friends decide to meet up and consume a cocktail of drugs including marijuana, cocaine, and ecstasy and spend the weekend in a drug induced haze.
The five go to a local club and have fun while dancing, drinking and taking drugs. They also meet other characters who join in the fray. The group moves from the club and stumble to a house party, where the drug use and debauchery continues. Under the influence of drugs, members of the group have delusions about themselves and their friends. They wonder if the paranoia behind the drug use is affecting their reality. After several hours, the drugs begin to wear off. Now the friends are crashing hard, the paranoia is now more prevalent than ever. The group gather themselves and roam the streets and finally retire at their respective homes.
Jip and Lulu hook up, which helps overcome his concerns that he is sexually impotent. Koop and Nina are also able to resolve the issues that left them feeling at odds with one another. The only person still dealing with issues is Moff, who continues with his drug abuse. The five friends soon comes to terms with their respective situations, and seriously address their abuse of drugs and partying.