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Montevideo, Uruguay. In this comedic drama, Elisa, 27, dreams of opening her own hairdressing salon in one of the rich districts of the Uruguayan capital. A bit of a rebel, one day Elisa moves out of her mother's house with her two children and breaks up with Garcia, her boss and lover who has infuriated her by not wanting to get married. So, in the space of twenty-four hours, Elisa finds herself without a roof over her head, without a man, without a job and without money. Her best friend Loulou finds her a job - in the brothel run by Dona Jacqueline. And without really being aware of it, Elisa slides into prostitution, which leads her to Barcelona. She falls in love, she is exploited, she gets involved in transvestite gang wars, and meanwhile just dreams of earning enough money for her little beauty salon back home. Written by
I had not seen a film as moronic as this in a long time. It plays with prostitution as if it were a "to be or not to be a virgin" comedy starring Doris Day, but even in her vehicles Doris was not as dumb as the main character in this motion picture. Elisa is a vulgar and amoral young woman, a cruel daughter and a terrible mother to two little boys, who leaves the paternal home, breaks up with her boss and lover, quits her job and enters the prostitution world as first choice, to raise money for opening a beauty salon with Lulú, her empty headed partner who introduces her to Madame Jacqueline's brothel. She ends up in Barcelona (Spanish locations, actors or characters are prerequisites in most co-productions done with Spain) with a mafioso lover and Lulú, gets involved in quarrels with Brazilian transvestites that lead to murder, and dealings with policemen. Not even then the film shows a bit of concern for the real facts it is based on, but rather goes on accumulating clichés, that turn Elisa into "Our Lady of the Whores". Bad acting by both lead male actors (Argentinean Silvestre, and Catalan Josep Linuesa) does not help this mess, ironically directed by a woman. Raise a few points if you will for fine technical aspects that can be bought by moneys from so many co-producers (Uruguay, Argentina, Spain, Cuba and Belgium).
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