- Status: Completed
- Score: 4.3/10
- Director: John Fraser
- Country: Australia
- Year: 2019
- Duration: 90 min
Eugene, a lonely photographer, becomes fixated on a young street prostitute, Josephine, in his rundown neighborhood. She becomes his muse and his photographs could be a way out for both of them – yet is Eugene saving Josephine or is he using her?
Set in the mid-90’s, it is a dark and brutal story about Eugene, an outcast photographer who becomes obsessed with protecting underage prostitute Josephine. She has escaped a war-torn country only to be trapped in the illegal sex trade by corruption and a powerful underworld criminal named Daddy. For Eugene, Josephine represents a symbol of purity in the darkness – when he takes her photograph there is something captivating about her and she quickly becomes his muse. When a jaded but calculating assistant at an arts magazine, Polly, shows interest in Eugene’s photos it could be a way out of the sex trade for Josephine, out of obscurity and rejection for Eugene, and out of a hopeless life for both. But Daddy won’t let go of Josephine and crossing the powerful pimp means danger and death. How far will Eugene go for recognition and a chance to achieve his dream? Is Eugene saving Josephine? Or is he using her?
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