It’s 3:07am and two girls burst into a rundown London toilet. Joanne is crying her eyes out and her clothing is ripped. Kelly’s face is bruised and starting to swell. Kelly and Joanne need to get through the next 24 hours alive…
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Une étonnante actrice, à la présence certaine (Georgia Groome) pour une oeuvre bien maîtrisée, sans pathos excessif ni voyeurisme complaisant dont les terrifiantes zones d'ombres illuminent le film de son noir halo de désespoir humain et social...
Historia con pocas probabilidades de acercarse completamente a la realidad, pero que, sin embargo, logra atraparte desde la primera escena. Es sólo un acercamiento a la terrible realidad para las mujeres que viven a las órdenes de los proxenetas. Con un final inesperado, es una buena película para disfrutar siempre y cuando se mire con un paso de distancia entre lo que se vive y se cuenta aquí.
I studied this film for A-Level Film Studies and it blew my brain to pieces then and still does now. I will never be able to thank my teacher enough for introducing me at such a young age to a film with incredible style and outstanding nuances. Cheers Mr Mitchell, you're a legend forever and if I'm ever a famous cinematographer i'll give you and Christopher Ross a shout out.
2.5 stars. Grimly arresting from the start, but I became increasingly suspicious of its dramatic strategies up to and including when the character of Stuart takes narrative precedence over Kelly and Joanne. So, while the script was jobbies, the acting was enormously convincing and committed, specially by Johnny Harris, whose Derek displayed an upsettingly true-to-life tendency towards self-pity.
Better than other reviewers would have you think. Impressive acting, a solid plot and soundtrack... This is thrilling cinema with every piece of dialogue measured against the plot device and character development. It also has a very strong, unpretentious message on innocence (including that of the mob boss).
One reviewer called it constantly bleak, but I beg to differ. It's a hopeful swan-song to unsung heroes.
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