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Michael Philip Del Rio (additional Spanish dialogue)
Félix Olivier
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12 May 2004 (France) See more »
15 year old girl leaves foster care and embraces life on New York's mean streets. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Jaime Tirelli ... Ralph

Tammy Trull ... Venus

Blanca Camacho ... Eta

Romi Dias ... Juanita

Gabriel Salvador ... Papo
Ricardo Puente ... Jesus

Laz Alonso ... Angel

Anibal O. Lleras ... Ramon (as Anibal Lleras)
Michael Philip Del Rio ... Pedro (as Michael Del Rio)
Lisi DeLeon ... Osita Negra
Gwendolyn Chavez ... Perra
Gia Henderson ... Inez

Anthony Ruiz ... Sylvio

Juan Piedrahita ... Ricky
Denia Brache ... Ricky's Mother

Jesse Perez ... Salvador
Reid Mihalko ... Plainsclothes Cop #1
Jenny Schweitzer ... Plainclothes Cop #2
Geisha Otero ... Social Worker
Santo Alam ... Laborer #1
Sixto Ramos ... Laborer #2
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Eric A. Ossohou ... Extra / Plainclothes Cop
Victor Velez ... Detective Butchie

Directed by
Félix Olivier 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Michael Philip Del Rio  additional Spanish dialogue
Félix Olivier 
Richard Schlesinger 

Produced by
Brian Bell .... co-producer
Yannick Bernard .... producer
Félix Olivier .... producer
Jacques Ouaniche .... producer
Jenny Schweitzer .... co-producer
Cinematography by
Richard Dallett 
Film Editing by
Sophie Bousquet-Foures 
Yen Le Van 
Casting by
Rawleigh Moreland 
Elsie Stark 
Production Design by
Rich Cefalo 
Art Direction by
Daniel Thibault 
Costume Design by
Lisa Hokans 
Makeup Department
Dana Elder .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Yann Raulin .... post-production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jennifer Halpern .... first assistant director (as Jennifer Sara Halpern)
Art Department
Natalie Channer .... art department coordinator
Janine Moore .... set dresser
Sound Department
Christophe Brajdic .... sound mixer
David Goldenberg .... sound editor
Barry London .... sound
Special Effects by
Drew Jiritano .... special effects
Camera and Electrical Department
Felix Binder .... assistant camera
Susan Heller .... gaffer
Music Department
Mathias Bernard .... music supervisor (as Mattias Bernard)
Other crew
Bruce Bertrand .... production assistant
Bruno Brochier .... assistant sound mixing engineer
John Charles .... software engineer: TriCoast Studios
Jules Santos .... script supervisor
Thomas Iuso .... pre-production (uncredited)
Eric A. Ossohou .... production assistant (uncredited)
François Vila .... press agent (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Rated R for language, violence, sexuality and some drug content
Brazil:90 min | USA:91 min
Aspect Ratio:
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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Gritty, real, gripping., 5 March 2004
Author: xavrush89 from Illinois, U.S.A.

Venus is a very realistically portrayed fifteen year-old girl who is on the brink of failing in school, and barely maintaining a relationship with her well-meaning but fed up stepmother. There are dangerous temptations all around her (gangs, crime), but she thinks she can fend for herself. It doesn't take long for things to go from bad to worse, and unfortunately Venus ends up trusting the wrong people--all just so she can avoid authority. The scary part is, she is a typical teenager.

This gritty film held my interest up until the final scene, which may or may not be a disappointment for those used to Hollywood endings. On my first viewing I was disappointed, but the second time I was not, but I can't say why without revealing too much. Suffice to say that once I got to know those characters, it mattered what happened to them, more than in many films with higher budgets and known actors.

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