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346 Ratings

She's Lost Control

Directed by Anja Marquardt
United States, 2014


Fiercely independent, Ronah works as a sexual surrogate in New York City, teaching her clients the very thing they fear most – to be intimate. Her life unravels when she starts working with a volatile new client, blurring the thin line between professional and personal intimacy in the modern world.

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She's Lost Control Directed by Anja Marquardt

Awards & Festivals

Berlin International Film Festival

2014 | Winner: C.I.C.A.E. Award (Forum)

Independent Spirit Awards

2015 | 2 nominations including: Best First Feature

The movie asks us to concede that our interior bulkheads fail, that city stories in which nothing happens can be fascinating. But the burden of proof will have to be borne by someone else.
March 11, 2015
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An improbably plotted story about a sex surrogate whose lonely New York life is unpredictably upended when she forms a relationship with a client. The director, Anja Marquardt, may not convince you narratively, but scene to scene, she and her star, Brooke Bloom, keep you watching and wondering.
March 24, 2014
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She’s Lost Control raises a lot of genuinely thought-provoking questions, and Marquardt’s austere style allows us to draw our own conclusions from what she presents on screen. That makes it even more of a shame that Marquardt doesn’t entirely trust her own material and feels a need to puff up her film with relatively artificial conflict that generally come off as sops to screenwriting conventions.
March 19, 2014
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