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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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Michael Glawogger

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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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Country:

Germany | Austria | Thailand

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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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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,358, 29 April 2012

Gross USA:

$31,420

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$197,932
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Dolby Digital

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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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You Call This "Glory"??
7 August 2016 | by strong-122-478885See all my reviews

And, as the saying goes.... "What's a nice girl like you doing in a place like this?"

*Be Warned!* - Whores' Glory is an extremely stark and vivid "human-nature" documentary that (due to its sad, depressing, and startlingly candid subject matter) is certainly not going to appeal to everyone.

Filmed exclusively in Thailand, Bangladesh, and Mexico - If you've ever been curious to know what a whore's life might be like, then here's a professionally presented production that'll certainly open your eyes to all of the ins & outs (pardon the pun) of such a down'n'dirty business as that of the prostitution trade.

Competently directed by German film-maker, Michael Glawogger - My one big beef about Whores' Glory has to do with Glawogger's choice not to document the ways and means of whores both in a European setting, as well as a glimpse at all of the slutty action in America, too.

I personally think that that would have given the viewer a much more rounded perspective on the "world's-oldest-profession" as it exists today.

*Special note* - While visiting Liberia, film-maker, Michael Glawogger died in 2014 (at the age of 54) from malaria.


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