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The journey of a women and a 10 year old girl, out of the South East Asian brothels.

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Mia
Philippe Caroit ...
Xavier
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Mathilde (as Cannelle Helgey)
Seta Monyroth ...
Srey

Directed by

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Ilaria Borrelli

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Ilaria Borrelli ... ()
 
Guido Freddi ... ()

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Guido Freddi ... producer

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Guido Freddi

Cinematography by

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David Vlasits

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Eric Heinrich

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Eric Heinrich ... color timer
Emanuele Muscolino ... assistant editor / assistant post editor

Set Decoration by

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Benoit Degornet
Pietro Freddi

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Benoit Degornet ... post-production supervisor

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Duccio Servi ... sound recordist

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Angelo Caruso ... titles: graphics and effects

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Alex Robinson ... first assistant camera
Alex Robinson ... first assistant camera

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Guido Freddi ... composer: theme music

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Plot Summary

Mia, a successful Paris-based photographer, bored by her comfortable, Middle-class existence, flies to Cambodia to surprise her businessman husband, Xavier, with plans of convincing him to start the family with her that she has always wanted. But her hope for a romantic rendezvous is dashed when she spies her husband in a brothel having sex with an eleven year-old girl named Srey. Mia, her world turned completely upside down, resolves to rescue Srey and return her to the remote village from where she was abducted. Mia strikes a repulsive bargain with Sanan, the brothel owner, and sacrifices her own body to a high-powered government official in order to liberate the little girl. She and Srey then embark on the long journey home. However, Mia discovers that Srey has stowed away Daa and Malin, two other young escapees from the brothel. They had also stolen money from Sanan and Mia realizes that they, too, will be hunted down. Torn by the sudden additional responsibility, Mia reluctantly agrees to help all three children return to their separate villages spread across the Cambodian jungle. Under constant threat from their pursuers, Mia and the girls embark on a perilous escape to freedom and, along the way, are reminded that there is still much to celebrate in life.

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Also Known As
  • Parla con gli Alberi (Italy)
  • Retour à la vie (France)
  • The Girl from the Brothel
Runtime
  • 90 min
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Budget EUR320,000 (estimated)

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