Fifteen year old Deborah wants to escape her dull suburb and enjoy the luring city of Antwerp. Her new eighteen year old friend Jennifer leads her into the sparkling downtown nightlife. ... See full summary »
Fifteen year old Deborah wants to escape her dull suburb and enjoy the luring city of Antwerp. Her new eighteen year old friend Jennifer leads her into the sparkling downtown nightlife. When Jennifer admits she's an escort girl, Deborah is intrigued by what appears to be an easy way of getting cash. Under the alias Bo, she takes her first steps into a world she can't handle yet. The downward spiral leads her to cheap thrills, drugs and into a juvenile institution. To escape this spiral, Deborah can only count on herself. Written by
Belgian is slowly moving on the list of must seen flicks. This is surely one of them. Hans Herbots is the director of this drama based on "Het Engelenhuis" by the Belgian author Dirk Bracke. But this flick had something special to offer. It's about a 15 year old girl Deborah (Ella-June Henrard) who can't stand the way she's living in the suburbs of Antwerp. Being that young naturally she's open for friends and she met Jennifer (Kalina Malehounova). When she goes with her for a night out she sees how easy it is to earn some money, Jennifer is an escort girl. Deborah is introduced into the scene but doesn't know what she agrees. Downward spiral from there on for her into a world of kinky sex and drugs. No way back for Bo.
Even as Ella-June (Bo) had to go naked in her first film she did quit well. And it is really she that carries this drama. But is also weird to see Kalina going full naked because she was known for the series 'Thuis' and youth series "W817" as Kim De Hert.
Not an usual Belgian flick, and nowadays a bit hard to find, it do pops up sometimes in the shops. If you like Christiane F. than this is surely one to see.
Gore 1/5 Nudity 1,5/5 Effects 2/5 Story 4/5 Comedy 0/5
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