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“Compelling drama about abducted children avoids the heartstrings and goes right for the gut.” - The Hollywood Reporter
The issue of abducted children is dealt with in this chilling feature from British writer and director Damian Harris.
Leslie - an eight-year-old girl abducted off the streets - is repeatedly drugged and forced to make porn movies with another captive, a boy about her own age. Street smarts are their only tool for survival, as events test the bounds of their loyalty to each other.
Strong performances (including a menacing appearance from Tom Arnold) and a neatsound track - featuring Neurosis and Broken Social Scene - add verve to this dark tale of the underage sex trade.
Damian Harris is a guest of the festival.
D/S Damian Harris P RD Robb, Pascal Franchot, Damian Harris, Thomas L Carter Dist Kojo Pictures TD 35mm/2007/110mins