Promised Land tells the story of a group of young unwitting Estonian girls smuggled through Egypt to be auctioned off as prostitutes in Israel, and of their initiation into this trade of flesh, and finally of the accidental freeing of one girl who most fights for her freedom.
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I was somehow afraid that I would feel disappointed with this film after having watched Gitai's Esther, which is enormous; but Promised Land is an example of how cinema should be made nowadays. It always flows on a good pace and uses outstanding montage as an essencial resource throughout most of the film.