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Western review: One Night in London (2023, Dorcel)

One Night in London is a 2023 film from Dorcel, directed by one of my all-time favourite directors, Liselle Bailey.

A topless Carollina Cherry as Joni, looking out over the London skyline

Carollina Cherry stars as Joni, a French woman who has returned to London, where she used to work, and her least favourite city due to some bad experiences she previously had.

Joni in a taxi

Unfortunately, her impression of the city doesn't improve when, as she's trying to get to the airport to leave, her taxi breaks down, and she is mugged, leaving her without her belongings or even her passport. She also runs into some shady folk which she has to escape from. It's not all bad, though, since she meets new friends who try to help her out of her dilemma.

Joni in a car park, after having been mugged

Cherry is fantastic in her role as the nervous Frenchwoman. The cinematography is great, too, with some very nice composition and lighting. You get to see quite a bit of the London nightlife, which helps to draw you into the story.

Joni sitting on some outdoor stairs, explaining her problems to a passer-by

The one slightly annoying thing is that, like many Dorcel videos, the actors were speaking different languages. This means that, although the film was released in a few different languages, no matter which you choose, some of the dialogue will be dubbed from its original language. The dubbing isn't bad, but is noticeable.

All in all, this film has an interesting story and characters. Although it doesn't always show London in a positive light, it's always nice to see a porn film set on the streets of the city.

★★★★ 4/5