4 October 2009 | hanagomolakova
Good, but not excellent
The topic of child prostitution is one of the hardest to grasp on the camera and my admiration goes to every director who has taken a shot at the topic so far.
Swinki is a surprising portrayal of the industry and has a take on the subject which, unlike in other movies, shows the kids voluntarily slip in the industry for money and keep coming back for more before they discover it might be too late to leave.
The film portrays this development accordingly, with the young actors presenting just the right amount of professionalism and amateurism needed for their characters to be believable. The plot is easy to follow with several surprising and shocking moments that let you peak in how far things can go.
However, having said all that, I felt a topic such as this has much more potential to study in more depth than those Glinski shows on screen.
When compared to Lilja-4ever, a film which is one of those films that you will never forget and one of the best ones I've seen on the subject, Swinki is a only a nicely told tale with a good structure that is somehow afraid to dig deeper and show more layers to this horrible issue happening in our world every single day.