Whores'' Glory (2011)(Unrated Version)

Director:Michael Glawogger Producer:Erich Lackner, Tommy Pridnig, Peter Wirthensohn Screenplay by:Michael Glawogger

Music by: John Zorn Cinematography: Wolfgang Thaler Edited by: Monika Willi Running time:110 min 

Country:Austria, Germany Language:Thai, Bengali, Spanish Genre:Documentary Subtitle:English 





รางวัล: 2 wins & 5 nominations.



Austrian Film Award, AT 2012

Austrian Film Award
Best Cinematography (Beste Kamera)
Wolfgang Thaler 
Best Documentary (Bester Dokumentarfilm)
Erich Lackner (producer) 
Peter Wirthensohn (producer) 
Thomas Pridnig (producer) 
Michael Glawogger (director) 
Austrian Film Award
Best Director (Beste Regie)
Michael Glawogger 
Best Editing (Bester Schnitt)
Monika Willi 
Best Film Editing (Bester Schnitt)
Monika Willi 

Camerimage 2012

Golden Frog
Feature Documentary Films Competition
Wolfgang Thaler 

London Film Festival 2011

Grierson Award
Michael Glawogger 

An examination of the lives, needs, troubles and hopes of prostitutes in Thailand, Bangladesh and Mexico.

Whores Glory is a 2011 documentary by Michael Glawogger. It shows the life of prostitutes from three different cultures: Thailand, Bangladesh and Mexico.

WHORES'' GLORY is 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.

The film is divided into three locally defined episodes: Bangkok (Thailand), Faridpur (Bangladesh) and Reynosa (Mexico).

The first part deals with the everyday work of prostitutes in Bangkok, in a brothel called the Fish Tank. The prostitutes sit in a brightly lit glass room and are chosen by clients by the number used to identify them.

The second part is about a vast brothel called the City of Joy, in the town of Faridpur, Bangladesh. There, 600 to 800 women work in a confined space. In one scene, a madame buying a prostitute from another madame haggles over the price of the girl.

The third part takes place in the city of Reynosa, near the Texas border. There it is common, as in other Mexican cities, to designate the legal areas for prostitution as zonas de tolerancia (tolerance zones). The entrance to the Zona is secured with barriers and is constantly monitored by the police.