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WHORES' GLORY

by Michael Glawogger

synopsis

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.

international title: Whores' Glory
original title: Whores' Glory
country: Austria, Germany
sales agent: The Match Factory
year: 2011
genre: documentary
directed by: Michael Glawogger
film run: 119'
release date: AT 09/09/2011, DE 29/09/2011, SI 04/06/2012, PL 22/06/2012, NL 05/07/2012
screenplay: Michael Glawogger
cinematography by: Wolfgang Thaler
film editing: Monika Willi
producer: Erich Lackner, Pepe Danquart, Mirjam Quinte
production: Lotus Film, Quinte Film
backing: Österreichisches Filminstitut, Filmfonds Wien, Filmförderung Baden-Württemberg (MFG), Filmförderungsanstalt (FFA), Deutsche Filmförderfonds (DFFF), Eurimages, MEDIA Programme
distributor: Filmladen, Delphi Film Verleih, Against Gravity, Amstelfilm

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main awards/selection

Biennale di Venezia 2011 Orizzonti - Special Jury Prize
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