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by Olaf de Fleur Johannesson


Raquela is a poor prostitute who, like many Transsexuals in the Philippines, dreams of marrying a heterosexual man from the West. She spends much of her time on the internet looking for men who can come and rescue her. They promise to come, but time after time Raquela gets stood up at the airport. Her life changes when she by luck lands a job on Transsexual porn website as a webcam host.

international title: The Amazing Truth About Queen Raquela
original title: The Amazing Truth About Queen Raquela
country: Iceland, Denmark, Philippines, France, Thailand
sales agent: Deckert Distribution
year: 2007
genre: fiction
directed by: Olaf de Fleur Johannesson
film run: 85'
release date: IS 10/10/2008
cast: Raquela Rios, Stefan Schaefer, Brax Villa, Olivia Galudo, Valerie Grand Einarsson
cinematography by: Butch Maddul
film editing: Olaf de Fleur Johannesson, Benedikt Johannesson, Dagur Kári
music: Pavel E. Smid
producer: Olaf de Fleur Johannesson, Agnes Johansen, Arlen Cuevas, Stefan Schaefer, Helgi Sverrisson
production: Poppoli Pictures, Blueeyes Productions, Nimbus Film
backing: Icelandic Film Centre, Nordisk Film & TV Fond, DR TV2 Norway
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