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Stella Does Tricks (1996)

A young Glaswegian prostitute in London tries to start a new life.

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Stella
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Eddie
Ewan Stewart ...
Francis McGuire
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Fitz
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Chris
Lindsay Henderson ...
Young Stella
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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 ...
Belle
Joyce Henderson ...
Auntie Aileen
Molly Innes ...
Cake shop owner
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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 <aj_lum@hotmail.com>

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28 January 2000 (USA)  »

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De la part de Stella  »

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$2,361 (USA) (28 January 2000)

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$2,361 (USA) (28 January 2000)
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The last line in the film "It's a story, but that's why I'm here to tell you stories, so picture the scene," is sampled as the first line in Wax Taylor's song "Our Dance". See more »

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Features Eurotrash (1993) See more »

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This Is Mine
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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Thought provoking and disturbing
6 January 2002 | by (Yorkshire, England) – See all my reviews

I thought this was one of those films you simply have to see with someone else - to go over it afterwards.

Although rambling in places, I found the lead characters were mesmerising, in that you simply had to watch to find out what happened. James Bolam, in particular, was disturbingly nasty as the pimp, showing an incredible characterisation. As I have only seen him in light comedy before, I wondered whether he was suitable for such a gritty drama - and he proved eminently so!

Overall, a disturbing film due to the subject matter, but a very well acted and presented drama which leaves an enduring impression in the mind after the film ends - one of the marks of a good film, to me.


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