Gardens of the Night

Synopsis: An 8-year-old girl is taken from her home and convinced that her family does not want her anymore. After enduring years of horror, she and her fellow victim are dumped by their capturers. Now, 17 years old and no one to turn to except each other, they do their best to survive life on the streets, until one day she finally accepts the help of a shelter counselor to find her way home. However, what she truly finds is the love of her life and that you can never go back. "Gardens of the Night", is a haunting, gritty and topical story which delves deep into the world of child abduction and where it often leads... for the "lucky ones." The writer/director, Damian Harris bases his story on the kids, counselors, cops and pimps he met during two years of research.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Damian Harris
Production: City Lights
  3 wins & 4 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
110 min

She reached a large

plain where the light shone.

He spent a long time since

the Mowgli had moved away from his people.

"I'll see," she said,

"Let's see how people are changed."

The cabin door opened and

a woman emerged from the darkness.

"Who called you," the woman said.

With an anxious tone.

"Remember," said Mowgli.

His throat was dry when he spoke.

- Have you ever stayed in a shelter before?

- Just in passing, but never overnight.

Both parents are dead, right?

- Leslie?

- Yes.

How old were you when they die?

Sorry, must have been very difficult.

- How old were you?

- About seven.

No, he was eight. Eight years.

And you had any close relative with whom they live,

to take care of you?

- An uncle. We live with an uncle.

- We? Who are these "we"? You and who else?

My brother.

Trixie, come on, girl!

Come on, Trixie!

Trixie, we have to go now!

Where are you, girl?

Come on, Trixie!

Where are you?

Hey, baby, you live near here?

Have you seen my dog? A white terrier

with black patches around the eyes?

- No.

- Oh balls, we were here to work and

then came a big farmer and

went out together. I've looked everywhere.

- I'm a farmer.

- A farmer tan?

- Did you see if he was playing with a small

white terrier? - No.

Are you sure?

- How do you call your dog?

- Elvis.

Elvis? It's a good name.

My dog \u200b\u200bis named Trixie.

- Do you think she might be playing in your garden?

- No idea.

- Your mother is at home?

- She is at work.

Yes? I bet they are now

even destroy the garden of his father.

Can we go see?

Too fast? C'mon!

Come on, sweetie.

- Hello, Elvis.

- Hey, Elvis.

Viste a Trixie?


Come on, Trixie!

Come here, girl!

Thanks for helping me look.

I'll see the kennel, will probably be there.

From time to time, behaves badly.

Are you going to school?

Oh no, I'm slow you down.


For school going?

- St. Andrews. - St. Andrews? I know where you stand.

For the sides of Hoover?

C'mon, I give you a ride!

Come in, we're still in time.

Come on.

Why not?

- What was your name again?

- Leslie.

Leslie, I'm Alex and this is Frank.

St. Andrews. Mrs. Williams

continues to teach music there?

Has red hair, should look a certain age.

She always played tuba, really badly.

It's your lucky day, Leslie. I took a shortcut,

it used to take when I went to school.

- As you said that was your nickname?

- Whitehead.


Mr. Whitehead is your father?

Oh my God, can you believe it! We

worked for Mr. Whitehead, it's our boss!

- In the water company?

- Yes! In the water company!

You know, I work there

almost as long as he is.

Sometimes I do errands for him. I think it was me

who bought your last birthday.

- Did you get a great doll for your birthday?

- No.

It's still something we need, right Frank.

What will he say when you know that we give a ride

to his daughter not to be late to school?

Here we are.


Have a nice day.

I'm almost done my homework,

I just have a long last chapter.

- Bye.

- Bye.

- Hello, Leslie. Soon, we'll give you a lift.

- What?

Your father asked us to take you,

there is a problem in the water company.

- I'm going home.

- They are not there, honey.

- Where are they?

- Come in, then I explain it to you.

Come on, Leslie.

Get in the car.

Your father is in trouble,

we must go immediately.

- Where is my mother?

- She went to him directly from work.

- Why did not they came for me?

- Because they asked us to do so.

It was urgent. We took you to them.

Come on. So come on!

Ok We take you to them.

Do not worry.

Why can not they waited for me?

I'm not understand.

Everything happened very fast. Your father called me

the office and asked me to come get it.

He said:
"I'm having some small problems, but

nothing serious. "So do not worry.

Just eat your hamburger and drink your drink,

and then we took you back soon.

Go there.


- You have to make a phone call, Alex?

- Yes, indeed.

If anyone sees a cabin

telephone, I will call there.

Yes, she is with us

and all is well.

Ok, no problem.

We heard you, Mr. Whitehead.

Ok Thanks. Goodbye.

It was your father and he said it's all

in order. He'll call us later.

- When can I go home?

- Soon. Now drink your drink, darling.

It's hot.

If you drink this whole

then after I give you a cold.

Come on, drink it.

Where are we?

Okay, guys! It's time to take a bath!

Ok, now you undress and jump into it.

Come on, Leslie. It's just

a bath, you will not bite.

I'm also shy.

Hey, you gotta rub well

if you want to stay clean. Ok?

Nobody likes boys with dirty hair.

Leslie has already told you

a dog called Elvis?

Yellow is a farmer.

Right, honey?

Where is Trixie?

- What, Who...?

- Your dog Trixie.

The Trixie, well... Frank tried to throughout

city, but still could not find it...

so I think she must be lost.

Poor Trixie.

Walking around lost.

Excuse me.


Mr. Whitehead!

It is Alex.

Yes, she's fine.

... And for how long?

Are you sure?

Okay, wait a second, we like to have

us. We waited until you return. Ok!

They still are not back.

Hey, how is your hair?

Do not want to wash?

I do not believe you.

I do not believe you.

- What did I do wrong?

- Nothing.

I want to connect them. I want to talk to them.

They would not abandon me.

Will you, I know

phone number of your father.

You can!

It's okay, honey. We're here.

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Damian Harris

Damian David Harris (born 2 August 1958) is an English film director and screenwriter. He is the son of the actor Richard Harris and socialite Elizabeth Rees-Williams. more…

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