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The Receptionist (2016)

'The Receptionist' is a film based on an illegal massage parlour in London, and follows the lives of the employees and clients as seen through the eyes of a Taiwanese graduate employed as a receptionist.

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Jenny Lu

Writers:

Jenny Lu, Yi-Wen Yeh
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Credited cast:
Josh Whitehouse ... Frank
Lorraine Stanley ... Helen
Teresa Daley ... Tina
Daniel York ... Robin
Nicola Wright ... Landlady
Douglas Bunn ... Police Officer
Klemens Koehring ... Estate Agent
Neal Ward ... Mike
Tom Bonington ... Tim
Shiang-chyi Chen ... Sasa
Joseph Tremain ... Leo
Eric Colvin ... George
Siu-see Hung Siu-see Hung ... Waitress
David Yu ... Lam
Edward Pinner Edward Pinner ... Josh
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'The Receptionist' is a film based on an illegal massage parlour in London, and follows the lives of the employees and clients as seen through the eyes of a Taiwanese graduate employed as a receptionist.

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a gloomy look at survival in a metropolis
19 March 2019 | by ops-52535See all my reviews

Its about a desperately jobseeking taiwanese girl in london england. she accepts in the end a job as a receptionist at a under cover massage parlour in a dull and grey neighbourhood in london , england. we are following the life of hope,dreams,struggle and tragedy and death, in the oldest worktrades of humanity told through the eyes of the receptionist. it is not a film about trafficking, rather a story about the house mom and her job seeking employees of women that just needs money to survive, not for drugs, just survival.

there is a small cast, and the actors do deliver, not awardingly, but believable. they really show the harshness of the sex trade, and the interconnection whithin a small group of women desperadoes of lost dreams.

its an informative movie of the shadow lives of a large city, its recommended by the grumpy old man


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Release Date:

23 June 2017 (Taiwan) See more »

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