Director: Michael Glawogger | Austria 2011 | 119 min
Prostitution simply exists in this world. From there, we are left to ourselves in the Austrian master documentarist Michael Glawogger's epic and confrontational "Whore's Glory", which observingly and with a ruthless proximity takes place across three continents and three religious cultures. In Bangkok, prostitutes clock in like factory workers, before they take their seats for clients in an illuminated aquarium-like shop window. "The House of Desire" in Bangladesh is a dark and infernal labyrinth, where mothers haggle over the price of their 12-year-old daughters. And in the gated community "La Zona" in Mexico, people pray to "The Holy Death" - a female goddess and the only hope in a place that mostly looks like hell on earth. It took Glawogger four years to gain the women's (and the customers") trust to be able to reach right into the pitch-black heart of prostitution culture, where the dubious double standards of religion dominate. But at the same time, it is also a monumental work of a scale, where humanity itself is the protagonist. "Whore's Glory" is the long-awaited third film of Glawogger's globalisation trilogy, which also includes "Megacities" (1998) and the DOX:AWARD winner "Workingman's Death" (2005).
Whores' Glory (Austria, 2011, 119 min.)
Director: Michael Glawogger.
with English Subtitles.