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Holly (2006)

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In Cambodia, Holly, a 12 year old Vietnamese girl, encounters Patrick, an American stolen artifacts dealer. The story follows their strong connection and her unrelenting efforts to escape her fate.


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Credited cast:
Holly (as Thuy Nguyen)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Srey Cham ...
Girl #3
Kosal Dang ...
Mudha Dann ...
Police Officer
Kun Daravann ...
Police Lieutenant
Sethy Dy ...
Hugh Kirk ...
Backpacker #1
Trungta Kositchimongkol ...
Lina ...
Girl #2


Shot on location in Cambodia, including many scenes in actual brothels in the notorious red light district of Phnom Penh, HOLLY is a captivating, touching and emotional experience. Patrick, an American card shark and dealer of stolen artifacts, has been 'comfortably numb' in Cambodia for years, when he encounters Holly, 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 country, 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. The film's producers endured substantial hardships in order to be able to shoot in Cambodia ... Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for disturbing sexual situations involving children, and for language | See all certifications »


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Release Date:

7 January 2010 (Israel)  »

Also Known As:

Девственность Холли  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$12,442 (USA) (16 November 2007)


$95,396 (USA) (30 November 2007)

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An Excellent Film That Addresses The Problem of Trafficking
18 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Holly addresses the issue of child sexploitation that is rampant all over the world (some 2 million children are trafficked every year) and does so sensitively and without manipulation--a tall order that the team at Priority Films does with great success. American actor Ron Livington stars in the film alongside newcomer Thuy Nguyen, a Vietnamese actress who plays Holly, and together they bring to screen what is commonplace to the people at the notorious k11 redlight district in Cambodia. Although it tackles a heavy topic, the film holds on to moments of laughter and hope as we get to know the characters up close, keeping the two-hour film from being one that is too difficult to watch. I am glad a film like this is bringing the world's attention to the problem. Child prostitution needs to be stopped and this is a very good first step. It's GREAT and a film EVERYONE must see.

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