“..Despair and beauty in three of the world’s most infamous brothels.
Michael Glawogger does for documentary film what Ryszard Kapu?ci?ski did for journalism: He reinvents it as something immersive, meditative, and poetic.
His films condense themes of staggering complexity—economics, labor, sex—into meticulous vignettes of everyday life.
Although he has occasionally been derided for aestheticizing poverty, there’s little doubt that his audacious style is compelling.
Nobody who has seen Megacities, his 1998 film about globalization, can forget those feverish New York City scenes of a hustler shooting dope and robbing his john at knifepoint -
- just as nobody who has watched Workingman’s Death (2005), his portrait of contemporary physical labor – can shake its images of a Nigerian slaughterhouse awash in blood.
His latest film, Whores’ Glory, is a virtuoso triptych that captures the economic and spiritual tumult of prostitutes across cultures…”
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