Hope Lost

Synopsis: 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.
94 min



No... no!


Did you say...

do it to her?




It's one of the

golden rules of cinema.

Before inevitable doom,

There must always be

a scene of hope.

(Yelling in pain)

And you've been turning

your back on me

When on trial

I'll say your name

Can you hear

While I'm begging

for justice in vain

I'll be near

I'll be here, waiting

I'll be here, waiting

I'll be here, waiting





In the name of God

I'm nobody's son





Call me like you want

I'm my own father

I'm my own father

(Child speaking)

(Woman speaking)

(Dance music playing)



Hi, uh, I'm sorry

for my friends.


Haven't I seen you before?

Oh, yeah, I'm Sofia.

Thank you.

Um, the beauty contest,

two years, ago, remember?

You won, right?

No, I didn't.

I only made the finals.


With your face and smile,

You should have won

the damn contest.

Excuse me, another glass.

So... how come you came back?

Work, as usual.

Are you shooting

a movie in Bacau?

No, it's a TV thing.

Oh, what's it about?

Uh, it's a reality show,

And we're looking for an

Eastern European girl...

Thank you.

Who can speak a bit of Italian.

Oh, well... I do.

I never get a chance to

practice, but... I do.

Well, here's a chance.

You stick with me tonight,

and you can practice.


You can come with me to Rome,

and speak Italian all day long.


What if I take a picture of you,

And show it to the producers?

You never know.


Why not?


Excuse me a second.




In two kilometers, you will

reach your destination.

Thank god for that thing.

Well, Rome is so big.

You can get lost even on foot.

Big enough to make

all my dreams come true.

(Phone beeping)

Check this out.

Who's perfect?

You are.

The producers liked your photo.

If you want to come with me,

I'll organize the audition.

But I can't just

leave everything.

When are you coming back?

I don't know.

In a few months, maybe.

All right, look,

let's do it like this.

Give me your book and

I'll take it to the producers.

You have a book, don't you?

Of course, wait a second.

Never had a book, but I'm sure

you know a photographer in Rome.

All right.

Today, I recall

Some years ago

My hands were too strong

To let them go

The dreams I had

chosen to live

When I was 17

And all that I've seen

through my eyes

I won't let it go



My mother twisted fate

She was the first to

blur away

Her curly hairdo

The rouge upon her mouth

I asked her, smiling,

"Do you love me?"

And father

Twisted fate

I stare in his eyes now

Every day

By day it's a bit cozier.

I'm sorry for

a little discomfort.

No, it's okay.

It's not important.


Are we sharing the same room?

I'm not that kind

of producer.

I'll be sleeping

in another room.

Good night, Sofia.

Good night.

Hey, here you are.

Who are you?

Sorry, where is Gabriel?

Where is Gabriel...

Do you understand me?

Okay. Gabriel!

Gabri... Stop! No, no, no!



Who are you?

Don't worry about him.

He works for me.

You're a very pretty girl.

You look better than your

pictures, actually.

What pictures?

Who are you?

Where is Gabriel?

Gabriel owes me a lot of money.

And you're the one

who's gonna pay me back.

With your job.

No, it's not true...

No, it's...

Get yourself dressed.

No, no, no.

There's a mistake, it...

You shut up!


This is your job.

This is your

f***ing job, okay?

I'll tell you what...

I'd give ya...

the count of three...

If you don't get dressed,

he's gonna help you.

All right?



No, no, no...


No, no, no, no!

No, no, no, no! No, no!

(Fabric ripping)

No! No! No! No!

No! Stop!

How much?

Get in.

Didn't Fabian explain

the rules to you?


30 euros.

Repeat after me. 30 euros.

Okay, okay, 30 euros.

That's good, baby.

No, no. Shh, shh, shh.

No. No, no. No, no.

No, no!

Now... go back to work.

Go on.



Somebody sold you.

For them, we're

just merchandise.

Just shut up.

You don't know anything.


How much?

Get in.


Put this on...

for me.

Please go. Go.

To the police.

Take me to the police.

What the hell?

What are you doing?

Do you understand me?

I said take me to the police.

Come on. Come on,

take me there. Come on.


Sorry, I can't.

No, no, no,


I can't.

No, no, no,

you have to take me there.

I'm married, okay?

No, no, no, don't worry.

I won't say anything.

No, please, no!

No, please! No!

Go out!



You are in big trouble!

Stop! Leave her alone.

Shut up!

She was screaming and crying.

She got out of the car

and ran away.

She run away because the guy

didn't want to use a condom.

No, that's bullshit.

I'm sure it is.

Where did that mark

come from, anyway?

Who did that?

I told you, not the face.

Not the face.

Why don't you show her

her back?

Look at the f***ing mark

on her back.

Look at that.

What do you think of that?

You know what that is?

That's my mark.

That happens when

people misbehave.

'Cause everybody around here

needs to understand

Who the boss is.


Let's see...

Eeny meeny miny Moe.

You know how she got that?

Pull up her sleeve.

All right, now,

you can cut yourself,

Just like that.

'Cause you're young,

you can learn these things.

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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