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Call Girl

Call Girl
  • 2012
  • Sweden/Norway/Finland/Ireland
  • 140 min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Mikael Marcimain
  • Written by: Marietta von Hausswolff von Baumgarten
  • Cast: Ruth Vega Fernandez, Pernilla August, David Dencik
  • Language: Swedish
  • UK release: 16 August 2013

The true story of how a prostitution scandal threatened to bring down Sweden's Social Democratic government in the 1970s. A timely story of a political class convinced of its own power and self-interest.

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Call Girl

The explosive story of underage prostitution amongst the Swedish elite in the 1970s.

Iris and Sonja are two young friends in a care home who like to smoke, drink and party. Eventually becoming exploited by a notorious brothel madam who supplies girls to the highest realms of the government, the girls are at the core of a sex scandal investigation that could rip Swedish politics apart. Based on real allegations and events, Call Girl is as controversial as it is unsettling.

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Call Girl

11 Jul 20133 stars

Gripping Swedish thriller explores the ties between the political elite and a prostituion ring

Swedish director Mikael Marcimain’s début is a consuming thriller set amidst his country’s late 1970s general election, implicating policemen and politicians with under-aged prostitution. Marcimain’s involvement as second unit director on Tinker Tailor…

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