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Princesas (2005)

 -  Drama  -  2 September 2005 (Spain)
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Set in Spain, the story is about friendship and love in the world of prostitution.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Caye
Micaela Nevárez ...
Zulema
Mariana Cordero ...
Pilar
Llum Barrera ...
Gloria
Violeta Pérez ...
Caren
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Ángela (as Mónica Van Campen)
Flora Álvarez ...
Rosa
María Ballesteros ...
Miss Metadona
Alejandra Lorente ...
Mamen
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Manuel
Antonio Durán 'Morris' ...
Funcionario (as Antonio Durán Morris)
Pere Arquillué ...
Carlos
Pepa Aniorte ...
Alicia
Alberto Ferreiro ...
Voluntario
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Set in Spain, the story is about friendship and love in the world of prostitution.

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Tough tricks on the Spanish streets . . . (DVD)

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Also Known As:

Ksiezniczki  »

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Opening Weekend:

$5,147 (USA) (25 August 2006)

Gross:

$28,866 (USA) (3 November 2006)
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Caye: [subtitled version] Can you feel nostalgic over something that hasn't happened yet? Because sometimes I do. I sometimes imagine how things will turn out, with boys, for example, or life in general. And I feel sad when I remember how nice they were going to be, because they were going to be beautiful, really beautiful. Then I get nostalgic when I remember. Because they were going to be so beautiful. And when I realize they haven't happened yet and that they might never happen, I get really sad.
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An intense and compassionate perspective of prostitutes
12 May 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Fernando León De Aranoa's film Princesas, is a touching and emotional journey about two young women who work the streets of Madrid, out of pure desperation. They are in hopes of starting a new life. It isn't the typical Hollywood prostitute movie; it is much more than that. It is a very agonizing movie that puts you in these intense characters shoes, and you try to understand how they deal with their day to day struggles. Aranoa gives perspective and creates this underlying sympathy that continuously tugs at your heart strings.

I felt for Caye the minute the movie started and she was walking into that hospital room to show the young boy a good time. How humiliating I thought to myself, but she had no choice. Again you feel for her when you realize that she is living a double life. She tries to enjoy a quite lunch with her family but her phone is constantly antagonizing and bringing her back to her reality, which for me seems like a living hell. I have seen movies before about prostitutes like "Pretty Woman," a typical American Hollywood film. It is sad and then it has a typical happy ending. Princesas is raw and real, it doesn't turn Caye and Zulema's lives into a fairy tale. It is refreshing to see an original and genuine film about an issue that is prevalent in the world today. There are women all over the world that have no other choice. I feel like Aranoa's film is giving these women a voice. Prostitutes are people, and they do what they can to survive.


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