"We women are actually very unhappy creatures. It is hard to survive as a woman. Why do women have to suffer this much? Isn't there another path for us? Is there a path at all?". Amazing documentary, a must-see.
Very much a judgement free, fly-on-the-wall view of prostitution across three developing countries and different religions. It's fascinating not so much for what the director is saying but more for the access granted and what comes out of the mouths of everyone involved. The final 'staged scene' detracts from the otherwise impartial p.o.v 3.5 stars
Michael Glawogger's eye opening documentary about global prostitution never takes a stand on whether or not the things he is observing is right or wrong, choosing instead to present it for the audience's consideration. Powerfully observant, WHORE'S GLORY is both shocking and intimate, a piercing exploration of the women who sell themselves and the men who love them. Vibrantly alive and strangely moving.
Rather than resorting to victimhood or offering condescending palliatives, 'Whores' Glory' instead imprints a vivid sense of human connection that overrides our responses based in conventional morality. While Glawogger has a self-important and somewhat rockstarish approach as a filmmaker, he is still, in my opinion, absolutely vital, his profound commitment to the subjects resonating from the film's soulful core.
A glimpse into a hidden world, unveiling the emotion and humanism of the often objectified working women spanning across various countries. The camera, often stood by, like an outside observer, an omniscient presence, that did not seem to deter the subjects from acting naturally. Glawogger is skillfully able to extract an uncanny verisimilitude with his film, not condoning or condemning, allowing the viewer to decide
This haunting documentary completely changed my worldview. Interesting anthropological study of a subject that many mistaken to be isolated or irrelevant. What I most appreciate is the absence of narration, which allows the viewer to walk away with their own conclusions on the world of prostitution. Excellent cinematography as well.