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In 2002, 12-year-old Maria, living in dire poverty with her family, is sold by her fisherman father to prostitute recruiter Seu Tadeu, who takes her to a low-class brothel in the Amazon region. While she suffers innumerable abuses, Maria only thinks of escaping the horrible conditions she's faced with. Written by
More the norm are child prostitute movies, and I like ones that shock and hit hard with the message. This is one of those films, an indie one with shades of amateurish as if for budget, whatever. It's seems like the producers, filmmakers, whatever, were really pushing hard to get it made. The subtitles look cheap. This is an impressive work I must say, where again the scum who sell kids are merciless. A 12 year girl, unbeknown to her will become a child prostitute as her slightly older scouted sister has caught malaria. What begins for this poor girl is a merciless hell as she becomes a commodity for sex from perverted older men, who buy them like objects, one girl described by a madam as "a delicate flower" or words to that effect is nine if a day, where the girls are doled up in gaudy dresses, eye candy for these perverted sons of bitches. One guy buys two girl's, including the 12 year old main of our story, who gives her to his 18 year old son as a birthday present, to lose his virginity. There are some ugly bits of this movie, where one girl pays the ultimate price for running away, which is truly is a disturbing scene. The film is well acted by the young cast, and there are a couple of hotties, but the film never detracts from the reality and truth about what goes on in this girl's hell, or in the lives of the other girls in this sickening trade, where the punches keep coming back at ya. Finally she has to escape, where again it's a revolving door. The last scene, especially is a reminder of that very fact, for the what the price of a child's beauty, holds. It's something as if a scene out of Matrioshki, where yes, the film is stereotypical, but they are all with their small familiarities, if plot points, whatever. But with this one, I like it's unflinching pull no punches, ugly side of the trade. An stern quality about the film, I admired.
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