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Whores' Glory (2011)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 27 April 2012 (USA)
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An examination of the lives, needs, troubles and hopes of prostitutes in Thailand, Bangladesh and Mexico.

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An examination of the lives, needs, troubles and hopes of prostitutes in Thailand, Bangladesh and Mexico.

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'Whore's Glory' is the third and final part in Michael Glawogger's "globalization-documentaries", the others being Megacities (1998) and Workingman's Death (2005). See more »

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Written by Bianca Casady & Sierra Casady
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Gripping docu about the women in various red light areas throughout the world
17 December 2013 | by (Amsterdam, NL) – See all my reviews

While the chitchatting girls of Bangkok may initially make you think it's actually not that bad, the back alley brothel in Bangladesh kicks you in the stomach. Remember while watching: 100 Taka = €0,95. And while the men are reduced to (nasty, ignorant, or at least naive) animals that can't help but exert their primal urges ('without the brothel all women would get raped all the time' is a telling quote), it's the madams' treatment of their girls that will truly horrify any viewer. The documentary ends slightly surrealistic, though not unsuitable, in a drug-fueled Mexican red light area.

What probably struck me most were the small rituals, often merely casual habits, that are used by the girls to keep hanging on in their incredibly hard life.

One can argue (as I'm sure has been done) whether 'dramatic' music in such a documentary is fitting. Nevertheless, the film is gripping, beautifully made, and if it wasn't such a nasty side of humanity the images and music would be enchanting. But without a happy end.


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