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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.

Director:

Michael Glawogger

Writer:

Michael Glawogger (screenplay)
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Cast overview:
Emma Emma ... Herself (Bangkok)
Ning Ning ... Herself (Bangkok)
Toh Toh ... Himself (Bangkok)
Wat Wat ... Himself (Bangkok)
Palm Palm ... Himself (Bangkok)
Lolita Lolita ... Herself (Faridpur) (as Mina)
Jhorna Jhorna ... Herself (Faridpur)
Ruma Ruma ... Herself (Faridpur)
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WHORES' GLORY is a cinematic triptych on prostitution: three countries, three languages, three religions. In Thailand, women wait for clients behind glass panes, staring at reflections of themselves. In Bangladesh, men go to a ghetto of love to satisfy their unfulfilled desires on indentured girls. And in Mexico, women pray to a female death to avoid facing their own reality. In worlds where the most intimate act has become a commodity, these women have physically and emotionally experienced everything that can happen between a man and a woman. For this they have always received money, but it has not made their lives rich in anything but stories. Written by The Match Factory

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Germany | Austria

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German | French | English | Thai | Japanese | Spanish | Bengali

Release Date:

27 April 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Chwala dziwkom See more »

Filming Locations:

Thailand See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$5,358, 29 April 2012, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$31,313, 11 November 2012
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1.85 : 1
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Whores' Glory (2011) is the third and final part in Michael Glawogger's 'globalization trilogy', the other parts being Megacities (1998) and Workingman's Death (2005). See more »

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Gripping docu about the women in various red light areas throughout the world
17 December 2013 | by DopamineNLSee 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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