Whores' Glory

by Michael Glawogger

Whores' Glory


WHORES' GLORY is a cinematic triptych on prostitution: three countries, three languages, three religions. In Thailand, women wait for clients behind glass panes, staring at reflections of themselves. In Bangladesh, men go to a ghetto of love to satisfy their unfulfilled desires on indentured girls. And in Mexico, women pray to a female death to avoid facing their own reality. In worlds where the most intimate act has become a commodity, these women have physically and emotionally experienced everything that can happen between a man and a woman. For this they have always received money, but it has not made their lives rich in anything but stories.


Michael Glawogger is a director, writer and cinematographer and his work in each of these roles displays a broad spectrum. His recent works range from the literary adaptation KILL DADDY GOOD NIGHT (2009) and the quirky comedies SLUGS (2004) and CONTACT HIGH (2009) to his essayist documentaries MEGACITIES (2009) and WORKINGMAN'S DEATH (2004). He not only moves back and forth between cinematic forms and genres, but also between filmmaking, photography and writing - and between gentler and more forceful tones. With Whores' Glory he completes his trilogy on the world of work.

Selected Filmography

2011 Whores’ Glory (Documentary)
2009 Contact High (Feature)
2009 Kill Daddy Good Night (Feature)
2005 Slumming (Feature)
2004 Workingman’s Death (Documentary)
2004 Slugs (Feature)
2002 State of the Nation (Documentary)
1998 Megacities (Documentary)
1995 Die Ameisenstrasse (Feature)


Written and directed by: Michael Glawogger
Cinematographer: Wolfgang Thaler
Monika Willi
Original Sound: Paul Oberle, Ekkehard Baumung
Sound Mix & Sound Design: Tobias Fleig, Matz Müller, Erik Mischijew
Score: Pappik & Regener
Musik-Supervising & Clearing: Charlotte Goltermann & Tina Funk
Line Producer: Alfred Deutsch
Produced by: Lotus-Film GmbH, Quintefilm
Erich Lackner, Thomas Pridnig, Peter Wirthensohn, Mirjam Quinte, Pepe Danquart

in cooperation with ORF, Arte
a coproduction of ZDF
with the support of Austrian Filminstitute, Eurimages, Vienna Film Fund, German Film Fund, BKM , MFG Film Funding Baden - Württemberg, Media i2i Audiovisual

Technical Data

35 mm / 24 fps / 1:1.85 / colour /Dolby SRD
Length: 119 min. 
Original Languages: Thai, Bengali, Spanish

Original title: Whores' Glory


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