No Child of Mine (1997)



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Directed by: Peter Kosminsky
Starring: Brooke Kinsella (Kerry), Billy Geraghty (Dad), Sharon Small (Mum), Colin Salmon (Teacher), Geoffrey Church (Stepdad)
Country: UK, European Cinema
Language: English
Runtime: 01:21:43
Genres: Misery-Depressing, Based on a True Story, Domestic Abuse, Incest, Family, Prostitution, Old-Young

Plot – Spoilers:
This is the best quality of No Child of Mine that we could rustle up and the quality is marginally better than other copies available on the net. But the shitty quality in a way suits the shitty mood of the movie.

Based on a true case from the UK, Kerry is a 10 year-old girl doing well at school but with squabbling parents back at home. She seemingly shares a good relationship with Dad who cares enough to take her out once in a while. It doesn’t take too long though for the veneer to be scraped away as Dad rents her out to a pedo friend who lent him money for another round of poker. And when you think maybe Mum is just another abusive bitch-mom, she gives Kerry a beating before making her go down on her.

No Child of Mine is unrelenting in its misery and refuses to let up. It surely must rank as one of the most miserable movies ever made dealing with child abuse and the British care system.

One thought on “No Child of Mine (1997)

  • October 13, 2019 at 8:57 pm
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    Excellent TV drama. I saw this on the TV the night it came out, and everyone was talking about it the next day at work. Brutal, shocking, upsetting….

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