Trap for Cinderella

Synopsis: A young girl suffering from amnesia after surviving a house fire that takes her childhood friend's life, begins a tormented road to recovery.
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Director(s): Iain Softley
Production: IFC Midnight
Rotten Tomatoes:
100 min



[MAN] Micky, can you hear me?

Can you hear me?

[GIRL] Micky!

Try not to move.

Blink for "yes"

if you understand me.

I am Dr Muller.

I operated on you.

Do you remember

what happened to you?

Nothing at all?

Micky, that's your name.

Do you remember?

Are you in pain?


Shh. It's OK.


[MICKY] When can I see myself?

[WOMAN] You suffered

severe cranial fractures.

You required major reconstruction

to your face and jaw.

But you were lucky.

The tissue damage

could have been far more severe.


Oh, my God.

Who am I?

[WOMAN] Your name is?

My name is Michelle Deane, Micky.

How old are you?

I'm 20 years old.

- Where do you live?

- London.

You make me say the same

stupid things over and over every day.

I can't stand it.

I want to get out of here.

You lost your parents aged nine.

In a car accident. You were unharmed.

Your Aunt Elinor

took care of you after that.

You spent your holidays

in the south of France.

Remember her?

- Where is she now?

- She passed away just before the fire.

So I'm alone.

No, you have many friends.

This is Julia, your aunt's PA.

She's known you

since you were a child.

Do you recognise her?

And these are some of your friends.

Do you remember them?


[MICKY] Am I going away?

Who's taking me?

[WOMAN] Julia, your guardian.


Let me look at you.

Do you remember me?


But I want to.

I've come to take you home.




When your parents died, your Aunt

Elinor asked me to look after you.

Whenever you weren't at school,

you stayed with me.

[JULIA] Do you remember

anything at all?

[MICKY] Just flashes.

- Like what?

- People, places.

I don't know who they are.

Sometimes I just see fire.

One of your aunt's many houses.

How bad was I when you found me?

The injuries on your face were so bad,

I thought you were dead.


Hello? It's Jake.

I hear she's back.


- She's really not ready yet.

- Well, is she there?

I'll tell her you called.

Goodbye, Jake.


I don't know

if I'm remembering or imagining.

Was he my boyfriend?

Jake? One of them.

- There was more than one?

- Of course!

- You were irresistible.

- Not any more.

- Who's this girl?

- Domenica, Do.

- Who is she?

- A friend.

Her mother was

your aunt's housekeeper.

- Can we call her?

- I don't think that's a good idea.

What about my other friends?

Your real friends will understand

that you need time.

What do you mean?

When you're 21,

you will inherit Elinor's entire estate.

- You should have told me.

- I'm sorry. I thought you knew.

I know nothing.

When are you going to realise?

- I don't even know who you are!

- I'm your friend.

I'm sorry.

Are you all right?


Yeah. Come on.

6 Fitzroy Square, please.


I wasn't expecting to see you.

Why didn't you call?

Well, this is a surprise.

Please, sit down.

Tell me how you're doing.

Who are you?

I'm James Chance.

I was your aunt's lawyer.

I handle all Elinor's business.

Yes, this must be confusing for you.

I got sent a letter from this address.

This is from Jake.

He works here.

Micky, does Julia know you're here?

Please, let me call her.

You shouldn't be out

on your own so soon.

I'm all right. Thank you.


It is Jake?


It's great to see you.

What are you doing here?

Looking for you.

- I tried to get in touch.

- I know.

It's nice to meet you.

- I heard about everything and...

- Yeah.

My memory.

What are you doing now, Micky?

Do you want to go somewhere

and talk, get a drink?


What about my place?


Last time I saw you, you said

you never wanted to see me again.

I'm glad you changed your mind.

Yeah, well,

I only have your word for it.

So, I hear we were lovers.

On and off.

I used to have some keys to your flat.

- You should have them.

- Let me see.

- Where is it?

- Narpin Road.


You can stay here if you want.

You look like a stranger to me.

I have nothing to go on.

Just how I feel.


[JULIA] Do you remember

anything at all?

[MICKY] Just flashes.

People, places.

- My name is Michelle Deane, Micky.

- [WOMAN] How old are you?

I'm 21 years old.

- Where do you live?

- London. You make me say

the same stupid things

over and over every day.

Do you remember anything else?

I remember what you've told me.

I remember what you've told me.


- What is it?

- Oh, it still... It still hurts.

- Don't stop, it's OK.

- OK. Don't make me laugh.


Was I unfaithful?


That was crap of me. I'm sorry.

I know...

But I suppose you're worth it.

You should have told me to f*** off.

Tell me about Do.

She always got in the way.

Ah, you were jealous.

I was, yes.

What do you mean, "was"?

What changed?


You said you were jealous.

Why not now?

Julia didn't tell you?


Micky, I'm sorry.

Do died in the fire.

Micky, what did they tell you?

I'd like some water.



Micky! Micky!

Dear Do

It's nice to talk to you

after, well, too many years.

It's a deep regret of mine

that I lost touch with you.


[DO] May 6th.

Today my life began again.

Excuse me.


It's Do,

from our holidays in France.


Oh, my God!

I can't believe it.

I'm so pleased to see you.

- Have you been in London long?

- A year. I work in a bank.

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Iain Softley

Iain Declan Softley (born 28 October 1956) is an English film director, producer and screenwriter. His films include Backbeat, Hackers, The Wings of the Dove, K-PAX, The Skeleton Key, and the BBC adaptation of Sadie Jones's novel, The Outcast. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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