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Gardens of the Night

Rating:R (for disturbing content involving sexual exploitation of a child, language, sexual content and some drug use)
Genre:Drama
Release Date:November 7, 2008
Running time:110 minutes
Cast:Gillian Jacobs, Evan Ross, Ryan Simpkins, Jermaine Scooter Smith, Tom Arnold
Director:Damian Harris
Producer:Joe Dain
Writer:Damian Harris
Distributor:City Lights Pictures

Web Site: http://www.gardensofthenight.com/

Description: Leslie struggles with a hand to mouth existence on the streets of San Diego with only her childhood friend Donnie to look after her. Both of them are trying to cope with the trauma of having been abducted and held captive by two men nine years earlier. As an eight-year-old girl, Leslie was abducted through trickery by an older man Alex, and his young accomplice Frank. Leslie was held captive in their house along with an eight-year-old boy named Donnie, who believed his mentally unstable mother sold him to Alex. The children create a bond with each other, managing to escape into a fantasy world they create in their bedroom. Years later Leslie and Donnie, now seventeen years old, are living as street-kids and struggling to cope with what they suffered through, having been affected by the experience differently. Donnie's feelings for Leslie are those of any teenager in love, however, Leslie's perception of love has been severely mutated through her relationship with Alex and her instinct is to run from Donnie. Can she not only survive this horrific experience, but be set free from its terrible shackles?

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