All too real life drama.
By a customer
, 06 May 2007
An authentic and quite terrifying low-budget, high tension film about a 12 year old runaway girl who finds herself alone, hungry and friendless, sleeping rough on the streets of London. It is here that she is picked up by a basically good-hearted prossie, not only destitute and a drug addict, but scared for her own life, Reluctantly, she lures the young girl into a paedophile trap. What happens next is the basis of this Paul Williams film.
The little girl is played by Georgia Groome, a natural born actress of the same age. The tart with a heart, Lorraine Stanley, gives a wonderfully insightful performance into the highly dangerous and degrading profession of prostitution. The other actors...some more recognisable than others... all display great talent.
At times, this film is almost too painful to watch. There's a lot of violence; although much of it is implied rather than shown, and in my opinion, none of it is gratuitous.
Personally, I found this a thoroughly engrossing movie. Even forgot to snack. But perhaps you need to be in the mood for something really gritty to enjoy it.
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