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Blurring the lines between what is culturally accepted and morally appropriate, this doc can really give some insight into the lives of women who see and fill a need.
Dont watch this one with your girlfriend. This is an observational doco of 3rd
world whore houses. Quite graphical and crude but somehow had me drawn in
the whole way by the blunt dialogue and raw images. If your into a good cinema verite
style doco, watch this!
in between the interesting and usual information a movie like this gives it diverges into artsy music driven montages to give us a feel for the settings. I would have much preferred the doc to be less of a cinematographers showoff reel. Still there is a good amount of interesting stuff, a sometimes depressing view into a surprisingly common piece of other cultures.
God is indeed a jealous God -
He cannot bear to see
That we had rather not with Him
But with each other play.
- Emily Dickinson
Strong docu. Fucked up
This film is probably one of the grittiest, glaringly horrific, and offensive documentaries to deal with the world of sex workers, worldwide. The subjects depicted in these three thirld world countries are open and opininated about their work and the sexual politics associated with their profession. It's so painfully aware of its own degradation and accuracy, shot beautifully and yet so ugly in its content. Director Michael Glawogger travelled to Thailand, Bangladesh, and Mexico to examine the attitudes of its citizens in regards to how women are treated as commodities. The women see their profession as an ends to a mean, and their only hope, while men see them as objects, and the interchangeable dialogue between the two reflects a dissonance of opinion on the subject of gender politics. The use of music, cinematography, and interviews interspersed between the action, really detail the inhumane conditions of the sex industry and the horrible standards set by a begrudging society.
Haunting but well done and well paced.
It may be that the most morally significant movies are also the ones that raise the most ethically troubling questions about their creation. Michael Glawogger's triptych-portrait of prostitution in three different countries doesn't pull punches and retains a journalistic objectivity that, coupled with a dash of visual poetry, makes for a tone both incredibly complicated and quietly compassionate, as hard to watch as it is hypnotic. Glawogger's willingness to use his camera to show us things we don't want to see, along with with his resistance towards editorializing, results in a depiction of third-world prostitution that feels as close to comprehensive as any two hours could ever be. Sobering, sad, strange, unexpectedly sweet at times, "Whores' Glory" is a major achievement in documentary film.
documentary about the uneasy and unavoidable lifestyle of prostitution
Michael Glawogger doesn't glorify it or shiny it up, he actually directs the subject with dramatic ease and uneasy believability
and a lot of contemplating enters your mind while watching these women pay to have sex with clients; men don't often understand why women carry the shame of selling their bodies for money, in many parts of the world others are pushed aside to make room for more, money is money and these women do what they have to support themselves and keep the business going, and the fact that it's still around unfortunately brings more people in
the film runs a bit too long but the three main stories about the prostitutes from Bangladesh, Thailand, and Mexico are compelling and tragic enough to keep you focused
for me the first story really sets the tone and the overall somberness, the second one wasn't as edgy but it does grow more and more serious, and the third and final story really is a more in-depth conversation with these women and what they have to put up with and this profession
it is not an easy watch a lot of the time but it reminds us that this job comes with many things and not all of them will be positive
Bon documentaire qui arrive à rendre compte d'une réalité prenant différents visages selon les endroits visités sans même nécessiter de narration extérieure.
Attention, le documentaire n'est peut-être pas pour tous, c'est super glauque, spécialement au Bengladesh et au Mexique.