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Hope Lost (2015)

TV-MA | | Drama, Thriller | February 2015 (USA)
When prostitution becomes her life she also finds a magic lamp. Her wishes? Well let's just say mankind has no chance.

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David Petrucci
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Francesca Agostini Francesca Agostini ... Sofia
Alessia Navarro Alessia Navarro ... Eva
Mischa Barton ... Alina
Andrey Chernyshov Andrey Chernyshov ... Gabriel
Diego Pagotto Diego Pagotto ... Fabian
Daniel Baldwin ... Ettore
Danny Trejo ... Marius
Michael Madsen ... Manol
Oksana Bykos Oksana Bykos ... Marika
Sara Viezzer Sara Viezzer ... Nina
Federico Palmieri Federico Palmieri ... Frezza
Riccardo Cesaretti Riccardo Cesaretti ... Duke
Dino Giarrusso Dino Giarrusso ... Prisoner
Madalina Rafan Madalina Rafan ... Anamaria
Daniele Miglio Daniele Miglio ... Chubby Client
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A young Romanian girl, bored with small-town life, dreams of entering the glamorous world she sees on Italian soap operas. One night at a club, she meets Gabriel, who claims to be a TV producer who wants to cast her in a reality TV show he is making in Italy. But when she arrives, she is sold to the pimp Manol and forced to make her living on the street. Things get darker with the arrival of Ettore, a sadist who makes snuff movies.

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Real Life Depiction
2 August 2020 | by urbanintellectual34See all my reviews

I realize that people still think film is primarily for entertainment, when rather much of the "fiction" is art depicting life directly from the conscience of those creating the film. So if the goal is to walk away from the film satisfied that you will be thoroughly entertained, you will indeed be disappointed.

Some of the reviews stated there were "violent scenes for no reason." The suffering instituted by human trafficking was depicted in all it's horrific and pointless tragedy. Snuff films are not urban myths.

The average human psyche cannot conceive of the evils done in the dark. The film, whether glorifying it for those initiated in the knowledge, or raising awareness of how women, men, and children are brutally lured, kidnapped, and enslaved probably does both. That's the dialect here.

I'm still about the execution of well-developed screenplays and fluid storylines, so 6 stars was a fair assessment. The actors portray their roles as they are understood to operate in the trafficking system as of 2015. Check. Snuff films, still found on the dark web. Check. Acting was sufficient to help the audience open or keep their eyes wide shut to the darkness of the world. Given this was released again for 2020, I suspect it is about raising awareness to what I hope is an end to this Satanic system of torture and enslavement of humanity.


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