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No Child of Mine (1997)

A British schoolgirl struggles to come to terms with the horrific and disgusting sexual abuse inflicted upon her by the adults in her life. When she resorts to self-harm to escape her troubles, a caring teacher tries to get her some help.

Director:

Peter Kosminsky

Writer:

Guy Hibbert
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brooke Kinsella Brooke Kinsella ... Kerry
Colin Salmon ... Paul
Billy Geraghty Billy Geraghty ... Jim
Sharon Small ... Linda
Geoffrey Church Geoffrey Church ... Graham
Ginny Holder Ginny Holder ... Bridget
Colin Wyatt Colin Wyatt ... Chris
Darren Tighe Darren Tighe ... Mick
Kate Byers Kate Byers ... Matty
Katie Lyons ... Tracy
Jill Marie Cooper Jill Marie Cooper ... Lucy (as Jill Cooper)
Billie Holmes Billie Holmes ... Paula
Anna Waters Anna Waters ... Donna
Biddy Hodson ... Miss Lewis
Alex Knight Alex Knight ... Steve
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Storyline

Thirteen-year-old Kerry is repeatedly sexually abused by several adults, including at one point her mother. Her father sets her up as a prostitute. Kerry finally calls Childline and is put in a safe house, where she tries to come to terms with what has been done to her. Based on a true story, with the names changed to protect the real Kerry's identity. Written by Gary Couzens <gjcouzens@btinternet.com>

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Genres:

Crime | Drama

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 February 1997 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Barn utan kärlek See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Several pupils from The Romsey Community School, one of the locations used in the film, were used as extras. One scene where Kerry is shown on the school bus features several of these pupils engaging in dialogue. See more »

Connections

References Ed (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

Heavenly Nobodies
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Written by Miki Berenyi
Performed by Lush
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A delicate and emotive subject, needed to be aired.
30 October 2004 | by garyshackSee all my reviews

A young lady abused by her parents and others, eventually finding a safe haven through a teacher who did his best to help. He did happen to mention 'a place near Bournemouth' and 'Childline' which did point her in the write direction. I hope for her sake, as there was no follow up to the film, that she has now found that all adults are not the same and she has found happiness. I am a child care officer and I was moved to tears with this film. The acting and direction was just right for a very delicate subject, which needed to to be brought to the surface. I applaud the TV company for airing it, as I am sure it took a brave decision. It was a class film full of emotion which, I don't believe it has been on since, anybody know if it is available on DVD or VHS?


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