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Holly (2007)

Holly

Overview


Genre

Drama

Release Date

November 09, 2007 (Limited)

Duration

114 min.

Studio

Priority Films

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Not quite bad, but it's not recommended either.    Readers  5 of 5 [Rate It]

Cast and Crew


Director

Guy Moshe

Producer

Guy Jacobson, Adi Ezroni, Guy Moshe, Nava Levin

Screenwriter

Guy Jacobson, Guy Moshe

Starring

Story


Holly is an insightful and jarring story of child prostitution told through the complex relationship between Holly (Thuy Nguyen), a 12-year-old Vietnamese girl, and Patrick (Ron Livingston), an American dealer of stolen artifacts.

Holly has been sold by her poor family and smuggled across the border to Cambodia to work as a prostitute in the infamous "K11" red light village. While Holly waits to be sold at a premium for her virginity, she meets Patrick who is losing money and friends through gambling and bar fights.

Their initial strong connection is disrupted when Holly is sold to a child trafficker and disappears. Patrick's pursuit to find Holly again, and her unrelenting efforts to escape her fate, carry us through the beautiful and harsh Cambodia.

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..a grittily realistic picture of a very unpretty world..”
by David Noh [Film Journal International]
“..what could have been a gripping study of emotional resurrection devolves into a blurred odyssey of white guilt..”
by Jeannette Catsoulis [NY Times]
“..a dreary message movie about the general wrongness of child prostitution..”
by Kyle Smith [New York Post]