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Lilet Never Happened (2012)

A look at child prostitution in Manila.

Director:

Jacco Groen

Writers:

Jacco Groen, Roy Iglesias (co-writer)
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5 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Sandy Talag ... Lilet
Johanna ter Steege ... Claire
John Arcilla ... James
Angeli Bayani ... Rosing
Dorothea Marabut-Yrastorza Dorothea Marabut-Yrastorza ... Tessie
Jermaine Patrick Ulgasan Jermaine Patrick Ulgasan ... Dino
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Timothy Castillo ... Nonoy (as Tim Mabalot)
Grace Constantino Grace Constantino ... Madame Curing
Grundy Constantino Grundy Constantino ... Madam Curing
Antonette Garcia ... Millie
Dorothea Marabut Dorothea Marabut ... Tessie
Marife Necesito ... Alice
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Storyline

The film Lilet Never Happened is a character driven story about Lilet, a maladjusted Philippine street-girl, who becomes Manila's most famous child prostitute. International social worker Claire desperately tries to safe Lilet from the sex industry but she falls again and again. Though Lilet gets many opportunities to quit, she stubbornly chooses the hard way. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Drama

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Country:

Netherlands | UK | Philippines

Language:

Filipino | Tagalog | English

Release Date:

10 January 2013 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Lilet, kt√≥rej nie bylo See more »

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Color
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Winner, Outstanding Achievement in Acting-Global Feature, Sandy Talag for Lilet Never Happened (2012), Oaxaca Film Festival 2013. See more »

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Challenging, Graphic and Sadly True
27 September 2013 | by catchfridaymediaSee all my reviews

Something doesn't add up in Filipino society, on the one hand you have this seemingly righteous society, and on the other hand you have the street children, but what is happening behind the white-washed walls in this balanced society? A little girl is sold to men by her parents for sex to grown men, and the white men are buyers - those dirty tourists...

Lilet is hot property and is seen working as a bar girl and being pursued by a Dutch female social worker with high ideals to help her, but yet inside Lilet is screwed up and challenges everyone to look at themselves, especially in the shelter she teaches the other children the wrong words.

A policeman too shows his corrupt self by trying to rape Lilet.....

The only thing left out of this story is the priest, it's non-religious, but in Filipino society I wonder if the priests are also sinful?


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