Trap for Cinderella

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For the 1965 French film, see A Trap for Cinderella.
Trap for Cinderella
Trap for Cinderella 2013 Poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Iain Softley
Produced by
  • Robert Jones
  • Dixie Linder
Screenplay by Iain Softley
Based on A Trap for Cinderella 
by Sébastien Japrisot
Music by Christian Henson
Cinematography Alex Barber
  • Forthcoming Productions
  • Jonescompany Productions
  • Lipsync Productions
Distributed by Lions Gate Entertainment
Release dates
  • 12 July 2013 (2013-07-12) (UK)
Running time 100 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Trap for Cinderella is a 2013 British crime drama film directed by Iain Softley and starring Tuppence Middleton, Alexandra Roach, Kerry Fox, Aneurin Barnard, Frances de la Tour and Emilia Fox. Based on the novel Piège pour Cendrillon by Sébastien Japrisot, the film is about a young woman who loses her memory after surviving a fire that kills her childhood friend. through reading her dead friend's diary, she begins to put the pieces of her shattered life back together.


The film tells the story of two inseparable female friends, known as "Doe" and "Mickey", whose lives are shattered when a fire strikes. As a result, one of them is killed; thus leaving the other with horrific, disfiguring burns and total amnesia. Following extensive plastic surgery and aided by reading extracts from her friend’s diary, her memory begins to return. The protagonist slowly starts to piece together the events which led up to the fire. The results reveal that Mickey knew about Doe and Julia's plot in killing her.[1]



The film's soundtrack was music supervised by Universal Music Publishing Group and includes music from Cassius, Cat's Eyes, Crystal Castles, Crystal Fighters, Fixers, Glasser, James Blake, Joker ft. Jessie Ware, Metronomy, Pauline Croze, Peter Sarstedt, The Chemical Brothers and Nouvelle Vague’s cover of Joy DivisionLove Will Tear Us Apart’.[2]


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