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Girl Model (2011)

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A documentary on the modeling industry's 'supply chain' between Siberia, Japan, and the U.S., told through the experiences of the scouts, agencies, and a 13-year-old model.

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David Redmon, Ashley Sabin (as A. Sabin)
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Ashley Arbaugh ... Self
Olivia Arben Olivia Arben ... Self
Rachel Blais Rachel Blais ... Self
Tigran Khachatrian Tigran Khachatrian ... Self
Nadya Vall Nadya Vall ... Self
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A documentary on the modeling industry's 'supply chain' between Siberia, Japan, and the U.S., told through the experiences of the scouts, agencies, and a 13-year-old model.

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a bit sad
30 October 2016 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Ashley Arbaugh is a model scout recruiting new blood in Siberia for the Japan market. She finds 13 year old Nadya Vall blonde country girl. Tigran Khachatrian is the owner of Noah Models and represents Nadya. Her mother is overjoyed that Nadya is the rising star. The family needs her to make money and she needs to earn to stay in Japan. It's culture shock, language barrier, and homesickness at first. She is paired with Madlen who is more cynical.

The cattle call is eye-opening for its bluntness. It becomes obvious that the girls are not much more than product with a short expiration date. Ex-model Ashley holds some honest insights. However as grim and sad it all seems, this doc feels like it's holding back it punches. It digs into the first level but does not dig any deeper. This shows plenty of ugly underbelly but it only leaves me expecting more.


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English | Japanese | Russian

Release Date:

10 February 2012 (Ireland) See more »

Also Known As:

Kislányok a kifutón See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$4,898, 9 September 2012

Gross USA:

$21,154

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$22,369
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