Paper Dolls (2006)

Paper Dolls

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Movie Info

After closing the border to Palestinian workers, Israeli authorities sought to fill gaps in the job market by encouraging emigrant workers from other parts of the world. Among those who answered the call were Filipinos in various stages of gender transition. These individuals who see themselves in a female persona, shunned by their families and communities at home, build new lives in Israel as caregivers for elderly, orthodox Jewish men, many of whom come to look upon them as substitute … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Drama, Special Interest
Directed By:
Written By: Tomer Heymann
In Theaters:
On DVD: Mar 13, 2007
Runtime:
Strand Releasing

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Critic Reviews for Paper Dolls

All Critics (17) | Top Critics (11)

The transsexuals muddle through, finding their way on the planet in a manner that can only provoke awe, no matter how silly their lifestyle will look to some.

Full Review… | October 13, 2006
Denver Post
Top Critic

Paper Dolls, which tracks a group of [...] workers through their day jobs and drag act, is far from a chronicle of misery.

Full Review… | October 11, 2006
Village Voice
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Heymann brings to Paper Dolls not only an engaging poignancy and depth but also a powerful universality.

Full Review… | October 6, 2006
Los Angeles Times
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Although the 'weird' factor is very much in play here, director Tomer Heymann does a fine job of peeking behind the curtain and discovering real humanity at work.

Full Review… | September 29, 2006
San Francisco Chronicle
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Moving tale of two groups of people who have found a common emotional ground.

September 27, 2006
Hollywood Reporter
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Sad, sweet and oddly inspirational.

Full Review… | September 20, 2006
Salon.com
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Audience Reviews for Paper Dolls

½

Documentary, concerning gay effeminate men who imigrated to Israel as health care workers. They started a drag troop called Paper Dolls, thus the title of the movie. At times this is appealing but not enough for one to really care of their plight.

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