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Sudabeh Mortezai

Autriche

Synopsis

Joy, a young Nigerian woman, walks the streets of Vienna making money for Madame, the pimp to whom she owes the debt of her illegal transit to Europe. She lives in a cramped flat with the rest of Madame’s “girls,” sharing a sisterhood – although solidarity is tenuous in a world whose mantra is Eat or be eaten. When Madame demands that she break in Precious, a young and inexperienced new arrival, Joy finds she is both victim and accomplice in the vicious cycle of sex trafficking. The camera stays close to its protagonist throughout Joy, capturing the contradictions, cruelties, and conditional kindnesses that are the obstacles on a road that leads from one trap to another.

Country

Austria

Year

2018

Length

101 minutes

Format

Colour

Langue

Pidgin, English, German

Fiche technique

Director : Sudabeh Mortezai

Producer : Oliver Neumann, Sabine Moser

Screenwriter : Sudabeh Mortezai

Cinematographer : Klemens Hufnagl

Editor : Oliver Neumann

Art Director : Julia Libiseller

Sound : Atanas Tcholakov

Interprétation

Joy Anwulika Alphonsus, Precious Mariam Sanusi, Angela Ekeleme Pius, Gift Igweh, Sandra John

Contact

Production Company : Freibeuterfilm

International Sales : Films Boutique