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Desire for Beauty (2013)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Drama | 22 March 2013 (Poland)
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Four people undergo plastic surgery. Their appearances will change, but will their lives?

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Miguel Gaudêncio
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Cast

Credited cast:
Maria Czubaszek Maria Czubaszek ... Herself
Agata Kulesza ... Herself
Zbigniew Lew-Starowicz Zbigniew Lew-Starowicz ... Himself (as Lew Starowicz)
Mikolaj Lizut Mikolaj Lizut ... Himself
Katarzyna Miller Katarzyna Miller ... Herself
Piotr Najsztub ... Himself
Julia Pietrucha ... Herself
Maria Rotkiel Maria Rotkiel ... Herself
Marzena Sienkiewicz Marzena Sienkiewicz ... Herself
Agnieszka Szulim Agnieszka Szulim ... Herself
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The first ever Polish documentary on the issues of beauty and self-perception. It follows the winding journeys of four people who turn to plastic surgery as the last resort in their search for perfection. Aside from the obvious dilemmas, Desire for Beauty addresses numerous hidden questions, and reveals things that neither the makers nor the heroes of the film really expected. The making of the film attracted a number of renowned members of Polish social scene, and found solid support in the professional opinions of the country's top experts in various fields - from psychology to the fashion industry. However, more importantly, the film will take its spectators on a breathtaking emotional ride, and trigger a wave of discussion about one of humankind's most unquenchable desires... Written by Vera Arkhipova

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Taglines:

Things that mirrors don't show

Genres:

Documentary | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated

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Official Sites:

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Country:

Poland

Language:

Polish

Release Date:

22 March 2013 (Poland) See more »

Also Known As:

Pragnienie piekna See more »

Filming Locations:

Kraków, Malopolskie, Poland See more »

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Budget:

PLN 2,000,000 (estimated)
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Green Box,Strefa Cialo See more »
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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The shooting took place during a period of almost 10 months. See more »

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Can't wait t recommend it to every woman I know.
27 December 2014 | by Liliani VasquezSee all my reviews

Desire for Beauty, in an unobtrusive and balanced way, highlights the complex social attitude with a "double" vengeance - once for the shortcomings of beauty, and the second - for their willingness to undergo surgery. For me, as a spectator, it was a multidimensional experience - through the characters struggling with their complexes, as well as their fear of surgery and reactions from their surrounding environment. It's an unordinary documentary and it doesn't look for cheap sensationalism or scandal. Instead, It's a very balanced, even slightly philosophical film about the lack of self-acceptation, false beauty and social pressure. Disturbing and with a clear message, Can't wait to recommend it to every woman I know.


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