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Language: English
Category: Movie / Documentary
Original Title: Buy Bye Beauty
Director: Pål Hollender
Released: 2001
Budget: SEK 60,000
Duration: 1h 24min
Video type: Movie
This is a highly controversial documentary in which the filmmaker, Pål Hollender, interviews six prostitutes in Riga, Latvia, and at the end of the film pays three of the women $200 each and proceeds to have sexual intercourse with them - on camera! The purported purpose of this film is to show how women in former communist Europe are exploited in the sex industry by rich tourists. "Buy, Bye, Beauty" provoked massive protests in Latvia, and indeed the whole Baltic region, when it was first released in 2001.
Credited cast:
Andrejs Andrejs - Carpenter
Diana Diana - Assistant, 23 years old
Andris Grinbergs Andris Grinbergs - Author, artist
Pål Hollender Pål Hollender - Himself
Inta Inta - Store clerk, 34 years old
Liene Liene - Seamstress
Ozolz Ozolz - Hip-hop artist and student
Rita Rita - Hotel cleaner
Shelly Shelly - Striptease artist
Sintija Sintija - Factory seamstress
Ralf Vulis Ralf Vulis - Photographer

The project is funded entirely by the Swedish Film Institute with SEK 300,000: -. Pål Hollender and photographer Lo Pettesson were the only two that were included in the project.

The documentary aimed to depict how young Latvian women are being sexually abused. This was presented by a selection of these women conveying their stories, and also by the director abusing/taking advantage of these women.