LOVEMOBIL

Original Title: Lovemobil
Year: 2019
Duration: 110 min.
Country: Germany

Director: Elke Lehrenkrauss
Script: Elke Lehrenkrauss

Synopsis:

The multi-award-winning and controversial film portrays the lives of young sex workers from Africa and Eastern Europe who sell their bodies in discarded mobile homes in the hope of a better life.

The mini-brothels decorated with fairy lights on the edge of lonely German country roads, where women from all over the world wait for passing customers, look like stranded spaceships.

When one of the prostitutes is murdered, fear spreads through this bizarre microcosm, which is already characterized by a tense and deceptive calm. An unusually intimate film that shocks as much as it fascinates and makes you think.

A brilliant and intimate docu-drama about the everyday lives of prostitutes.

Reviews:

  •  “shows unusually deep insights into taboo places… real abysses of sex work in Germany” – WDR television.
  • “Without making any hasty judgements or social inferences, the film, which is also formally virtuoso, emphatically arouses sympathy for an often taboo area.” – Film Service
  • “Film tip of the day: the commodity of love.” – Süddeutsche Zeitung

 Festivals:

  • Locarno Film Festival, Switzerland
  • Slamdance Film Festival, USA
  • Shanghai International Film Festival, China
  • CPH:DOX Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival, Denmark
  • CAMDEN International Film Festival, USA