USA, 2006, 114 Minute Running Time
Additional Countries: France, Israel, Cambodia
Genre/Subjects: Drama, Foreign, Social Issues
Language: English/Khmer/Vietnamese English Sub-Titles
Shot on location in Cambodia, including many scenes in actual brothels in the notorious red light district of Phnom Pehjnh, Holly is a captivating, touching and emotional experience.
Patrick (Ron Livingston), an American card shark and dealer of stolen artifacts has been 'comfortably numb' in Cambodia for years, when he encounters Holly (Thuy Nguyen), a 12-year old Vietnamese girl, in the K11 red light village. The girl has been sold by her impoverished family and smuggled across the border to work as a prostitute.
Holly's virginity makes her a lucrative prize, and when she is sold to a child trafficker, Patrick embarks on a frantic search through both the beautiful and sordid faces of the county, in an attempt to bring her to safety. Harsh, yet poetic, this feature forms part of the 'K-11' Project, dedicated to raising awareness of the epidemic of child trafficking and the sex slavery trade through several film projects. This film's producers endured substantial hardship in order to be able to shoot in Cambodia and have also founded the RedLight Children Campaign, which is a worldwide grassroots initiative generating conscious concern and inspiring immediate action against child sexploitation.
DIRECTOR: Guy Mosche
Producer: Guy Jacobson, Adi Ezroni, Guy Moshe, Nava Levin
Screenwriter: Guy Jacobson, Guy Mosche
Cinematographer: Yaron Orbach
Music: Ton-That Tiet
Principal Cast: Ron Livingston, Thuy Nguyen
Filmography: ?! (2002)
US Distributor: Priority Films
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