Holly

Synopsis: Shot on location in Cambodia, including many scenes in actual brothels in the notorious red light district of Phnom Penh, HOLLY is a captivating, touching and emotional experience. Patrick, an American card shark and dealer of stolen artifacts, has been 'comfortably numb' in Cambodia for years, when he encounters Holly, a 12-year-old Vietnamese girl, in the K11 red light village. The girl has been sold by her impoverished family and smuggled across the border to work as a prostitute. Holly's virginity makes her a lucrative prize, and when she is sold to a child trafficker, Patrick embarks on a frantic search through both the beautiful and sordid faces of the country, in an attempt to bring her to safety. Harsh, yet poetic, this feature forms part of the 'K-11' Project, dedicated to raising awareness of the epidemic of child trafficking and the sex slavery trade through several film projects. The film's producers endured substantial hardships in order to be able to shoot in Cambodia and
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Guy Moshe
Production: Priority Films/Slowhand Cinema Releasing
  1 nomination.
 
IMDB:
7.0
Metacritic:
51
Rotten Tomatoes:
65%
R
Year:
2006
114 min
Website
66 Views


Almost home.

Hmm?

Hmm?

Hmm?

He's bluffing.

Freddie f***ing Getz.

Holy sh*t.

It's Asia's favorite white man.

What the hell are you

doing in this place?

Just trying to save

another lost soul, brother.

Shitter's in the back.

Go check the mirror,

and you might find one.

Unh-unh.

Unh-unh.

All right, go ahead.

Tick-tick sh*t.

You still doing laundry?

No, I, uh...

gave myself a promotion.

I'm sending out.

Oh.

How's Bangkok these days?

Bangkok's Bangkok.

Yeah?

What, do you got

a sweetheart down here?

No, just business.

We've expanded.

Good for you.

So have I.

You got that beat?

Wait, three -- wait, wait, wait,

wait, wait, wait, wait!

Three f***ing aces? You can't

have three f***ing aces.

I've got two aces

right there!

That's five aces! How the f***

do you get five aces?!

Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey!

Come on, let's go.

- All right.

I don't know how you get

five f***ing aces in a deck!

We're going. We're going.

All right, all right.

It's good. It's good.

Just go.

- Fine, fine.

Let's go.

Keep the money.

If you're gonna cheat,

f***ing learn to cheat.

F***ing a**hole.

American, f*** you!

I need a drink.

You got any money left?

Yeah, you think I'm gonna lose

to those clowns?

You left all your money

in the pot.

I walked in

with about a third of this.

White guy

looks like he goes bust,

I get home safe,

everybody's happy.

Smooth operation,

Freddie.

Maybe you should quit

while you're ahead, Patrick.

F*** off.

How much money you got

in your pocket, huh?

Enough for, what,

three meals,

roof over your head?

I'm doing all right.

You're doing all right.

I'm talking about nice money,

you know.

You could

start something with it.

What am I gonna start?

Well, I don't know.

Something.

It's easy.

It's simple money.

I don't know.

I'm not doing that

anymore, okay?

I'm a card player.

You're a card player.

Yeah, yeah, yeah, sure you are.

Is this Vegas?

- I'm sorry.

I didn't see the big casinos

and the lights.

Cut the f***ing crap,

Patrick.

Hello?

Barkeep!

Yes, sir?

I want to pay his bill.

That's my number, buddy.

Use it

if you grow a brain.

Yeah, good to see you.

Shh.

Turn over.

Turn over.

I like you.

Hi.

Hello.

Hi.

Hello. I love you.

I have new girl.

Huh?

She upstairs.

Really new. She virgin.

How much?

One week, $1,000.

Too much.

No too much. She very beauty.

Very beautiful.

No, too much.

I discount you!

$900!

Bye!

Bye-bye!

So, what do you think?

Well...

Very inconspicuous.

So am I.

Are you sure you want to go

on that thing?

I trust that thing

more than I trust you.

It's a big mistake.

Hey. Be back

in three or four days.

You got it.

Gas?

For gas.

Gas -- straight back.

Straight back.

Straight back. Oh, okay.

Thank you.

And another four.

Yeah, four of you.

This is ridiculous.

Hey.

Pedro.

Need some gas.

No gas. Gas later.

What do you mean?

When's later?

Come on.

Hey. You buy me beer?

Me, too.

No.

I thirsty.

Thirsty for love.

Uh...

Okay.

Go back to your table.

Me no go.

Me thirsty.

Can you get them some Pepsis,

please? On me.

All right?

You see? Very bad.

Yeah, it's terrible.

Can you fix it?

Can fix.

Be ready tomorrow.

No, no, no, no. Not tomorrow.

Today. Right now.

Need part.

I take to city. $5.

I'm not gonna

leave the bike here.

You sleep in late.

I'm gonna fix it tomorrow.

No girl, okay?

Just room. Sleep.

Girl go hotel.

No come room tonight.

And, uh...

Holly!

Hmm?

You like?

She still virgin.

Not yet open.

I give you good price.

Just the room, thanks.

Hey.

Here.

You play?

Cards?

I'm an attorney.

Forget I asked.

I'm Klaus.

Patrick.

Bring me the fried rice.

The noodle soup

is excellent.

All right.

I'll try the noodle soup.

Isn't it something?

I never felt

so close to heaven.

Do you see the girl

with the black dress?

Like a wild flower,

growing on the harsh land,

rooted within the rocks,

blossoming in the wind.

The smell of gods

and the thorns of the devil.

Baba.

She's completely

in love with me.

I can tell.

Be careful there.

This is

an expensive delight.

What is?

Deflowering a kid.

Popping a cherry,

as you Americans

like to call it.

I don't sleep with little girls,

you sick f***.

I beg your pardon?

What you doing here, then?

Got lost on the way

to the temples? Please.

Baba,

you are so beautiful.

Let's go.

Good luck.

I don't want that.

No soup. Fried rice.

Fried rice.

Vietnam?

Let's go.

Xin cho.

What's your name?

Holly.

Xin cho, Holly.

My name's Patrick.

Come, sir, come.

Come where?

- I take you baby.

Huh? What baby?

Come. You like.

Come.

Yeah.

Yeah, all right.

Come, come.

We go baby.

Hey, hey, hey,

no touching.

Huh?

No, no, let go. Let go.

No, all right, let go.

All right, here.

How much longer you gonna be

with this thing?

Could you wait about three,

four hour?

You can just stand by.

You want to go somewhere.

You want some help

with that?

I okay.

Just let me help you,

all right?

No, I okay.

You're stubborn,

you know that?

What stubborn?

Turn around.

Go on,

just turn around.

What stubborn?

Strong, tough.

You only do

what you want to do.

You don't do what anybody

tells you -- stubborn.

Yes, I stubborn.

I know you are.

It's okay.

I don't like the berries.

Eat.

All right.

Same as a monkey.

Eat.

All right, all right.

All right, all right, all right.

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