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Rated NR · 110 minutes · 2012

Colorful, wide-ranging, often lurid documentary doesn’t tell us much we didn’t already know about prostitution, but spins a prurient web of folkloric sociology as working girls in Thailand, Bangladesh, and Mexico describe their lives and opinions for the camera. Austrian filmmaker Michael Glawogger, a film festival favorite specializing in pessimistic world tours (Workingman’s Death, Megacities), lets his subjects do the talking while his camera grinds away. We come to a few hasty conclusions: Bangkok is for well-heeled swingers; Faridpur, Bangladesh is poor and miserable; and the Zona Tolerancia in the Tex-Mex border town of Reynosa is a surrealistic collision of cultures, with religion as the girls’ rock of salvation. The music track tunes, by PJ Harvey, CocoRosie, and various other artists, is a large part of the doomed-fatalist mood. (119 min.)

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