A story of a mother who had to change her profession from a teacher to a high class prostitute to make a living.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Olga Drozdova ...
Natasza (as Olga Drozdowa)
Masza Petraniuk ...
Igor Czerniewicz ...
Andriej, Natasza's Husband
Maria Wilczynska ...
Beata Fudalej ...
Kryminalistka w areszcie
Kryminalistka w areszcie
Monika Niemczyk ...
Madame w domu publicznym
Klient nataszy
Robert Hennig ...
Klient nataszy
Zbigniew Ksiazek ...
Klient nataszy
Cezary Poks ...
Twin, Natasza's Client


A story of a mother who had to change her profession from a teacher to a high class prostitute to make a living.

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Córy szczescia  »

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Fine study of human psyche in extreme situations.
10 May 2001 | by (Bielsko-Biala, Poland) – See all my reviews

This Polish-German-Hungarian production is one of the best Polish films of 1998. The main point of this film are the feelings of Russian woman forced by misfortune to become a luxurious prostitute. There are lots of nude scenes, but made with exquisite taste and not unsuitable even for underage viewers. The next positive flaw of this film is the fact that Ewa Telega - one of the actresses - has been awarded the prize on the Festival of Gdynia

  • the most prestigious film festival in Poland. Is it sufficent

recommendation? I think yes - you should see it, if you only have opportunity - at least once. You won't certainly regret.

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