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Despite the fact that Fiona has lived apart from her mother, they lead parallel lives as bi-sexual prostitutes. The meeting of the two women spells tragedy for the mother and hope for the daughter. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Anna Levine ... Fiona (as Anna Thomson)
Felicia Maguire ... Anita
Alyssa Mulhern ... Alys
Anna Grace ... Patty

Bill Dawes ... Harvey

Mike Hodge ... Ernie
Christopher McCann ... Kasseem
Sue Ponczkowski ... Suzy Q.
Peggy Van Tries ... Joker
Matthew Powers ... Larry
Noel Robichaux ... Eddie

Michele Santopietro ... Annie (as Michelle Santopietro)
Steve Klingman ... Tenant
Phil LaRocca ... Store Owner
James Mulholland ... Leon

Samantha Buck ... Supervisor
Jaffa Jane Levy ... Salon Patron
Lisa Abate ... Elisabetta
Alice June Blythe ... Young Fiona (as Alice Blythe)
Geoffrey Blythe ... Foster Father
Santo Carollo ... Hairdresser
Gregory Prescott ... Cop Trick

Vernon Gravdal ... Cop 2
Danny DePasquale ... Cop 3 (as Danny De Pasquale)
Naama Zamir ... Young Woman
Noaa Kollek ... Park Baby
Osnat Shalev ... Street Beggar

Momcilo Mrdakovic ... Trick 2
Lisa Sauber ... Street Girl
Nicholas Cordero ... Baby Fiona
Dennis Cohen ... Diner Patron
Jason R. Jaworski ... Diner Patron
Jacqueline Alexander ... Diner Patron
Tiffany Licorish ... Diner Patron
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Stephen Girasuolo ... Trick (uncredited)

Directed by
Amos Kollek 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Amos Kollek  writer

Produced by
Rene Bastian .... co-producer
Zack Habakuk .... producer
Linda Moran .... co-producer
Osnat Shalev .... producer
Original Music by
Alison Gordy 
Cinematography by
Ed Talavera 
Film Editing by
Jeff Harkavy 
Sound Department
Rob Daly .... sound editor
Jeff Formosa .... supervising sound editor
Jack Kole .... sound recordist
Virgil Naffarette .... sound engineer (as Virgil Nafarette)
Camera and Electrical Department
Osnat Shalev .... still photographer

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Canada:85 min | USA:85 min
France:16 | Switzerland:18 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:18 (canton of Vaud)

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13 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
Levine And Kollek Delve Deep Into Shady Underworld Of Big-City Prostitution, 16 April 2000
Author: tony lefcourt from Belleville, Ontario, Canada

Director Amos Kollek's jittery, hand-held camera acts as a window into a world of despair and hopelessness and for nearly 90 minutes we get to peer in. Oh joy!

The film opens with a prostitute discarding her crying baby in an alleyway. It is the life of that orphaned girl, Fiona (Levine), that is chronicled in this Amos Kollek film.

The film jumps ahead a number of years and we see Fiona as she is now. A deep thinking, psychotic, drug addicted, prostitute who spends the majority of her time shooting heroin and hanging around with her lesbian lover. Then, in a completely contrived sequence, obviously inserted to advance the plot, Fiona shoots and kills three police officers in a diner. She takes refuge in a crackhouse and continues her downward spiral into hell.

I'm not sure what Kollek was trying to say with this film. It was as if he was trying to shock the audience with the spectacle of street life and those who dwell there. Visually, the film is jarring, it has a very authentic look and feel to it and Anna Levine offers an inspiring performance. But the film as a whole the film has very little redeeming qualities, including the character of Fiona who at first is likeable and sympathetic until she kills three police officers and brushes it off with a shrug of her shoulders. After that, I couldn't have cared less about her, her problems and the problems of those around her. Along with all the disconcerting images that the film throws at the viewer, the sequence where the mother and daughter reunite has to be the most awkward and disturbing of the film.

Watch it for the spectacle. You may come away from the film better educated about the lives of street people or maybe you'll just come away feeling empty. I did!

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