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Holly (2006)

R  |   |  Drama  |  7 January 2010 (Israel)
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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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Marie
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Holly (as Thuy Nguyen)
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Tommy
Srey Cham ...
Girl #3
Kosal Dang ...
Kiri
Mudha Dann ...
Police Officer
Kun Daravann ...
Police Lieutenant
Sethy Dy ...
Prak
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Emma
Hugh Kirk ...
Backpacker #1
Trungta Kositchimongkol ...
Ma
Lina ...
Girl #2
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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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Out of thousands, he tried to save one.

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Rated R for disturbing sexual situations involving children, and for language | See all certifications »
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7 January 2010 (Israel)  »

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Девственность Холли  »

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Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$95,396 (USA) (30 November 2007)
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A powerful and moving story...
22 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I had the privilege of watching "Holly" at the Edinburgh Film Festival last week. What a powerful and moving story! Holly is a 12 yr old Vietnamese girl who is sold into prostitution by her own family and living in a brothel in Cambodia. Patrick (an American) comes into Holly's life and decides he wants to help her. When Holly is sold again, Patrick desperately searches for her. We follow they're difficult journey through Cambodia and hope for their reunion.

Holly is one of millions of children who are sold and trafficked every day. The movie portrays this difficult issue without crossing the line. I walked away wanting to know more about the issue of child trafficking and asking how can I help? This movie should be seen by everyone because it is a beautiful story and it exposes an issue that we should no longer ignore.


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