Stella Does Tricks (1996)

 |  Drama  |  28 January 2000 (USA)
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A young Glaswegian prostitute in London tries to start a new life.



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Credited cast:
Ewan Stewart ...
Francis McGuire
Paul Chahidi ...
Lindsay Henderson ...
Young Stella
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lisa Adam ...
Young Stella's friend
Dimitri Andreas ...
Greek Hotelier
Andrzej Borkowski ...
Polish cafe owner
Antoine de Caunes ...
Himself (archive footage)
Claire Driver ...
Angry Post Office Customer (scenes deleted)
Emma Faulkner ...
Joyce Henderson ...
Auntie Aileen
Molly Innes ...
Cake shop owner


Stella, a young Glaswegian girl working as a prostitute in London, heads back to Glasgow with her new boyfriend and attempts to start a new life, but finds it difficult to break free of the cycle of abuse she has become trapped in. Written by Alexander Lum <>

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Written by P.J. Harvey (as PJ Harvey) Nick Bicât and A.L. Kennedy
Produced by and courtesy of Island Records Ltd.
Music by Nick Bicât
Performed by P.J. Harvey (as PJ Harvey)
Courtesy of Island Records Ltd.
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Disturbing and Delightful
28 April 2000 | by (Birmingham/Inverness GB) – See all my reviews

This film is truly remarkable both in storyline and acting. Kelly MacDonald excels as under age prostitute Stella whilst James Bolam is creepily superb as her pimp. The story centres around Stella in London and her two roles as prostitute and outgoing young woman. There are also flashbacks of her childhood in Glasgow before she moved to London to become a prostitute. Sex scenes are not graphic but perhaps seem more disturbing due to this. This film is a truly thought provoking delight covering many sub plots including drugs. Well worth a look

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