Princesas (Princesses) (2005)
Critic Consensus: What Princesas lacks in unique insight into its subject matter, it more than makes up in its sensitive, empathetic portrayal of women engaged in the world's oldest profession.
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as Civil Servant
as Bar Owner
as Restaurant Patron
as Disco Doorman
as Airport Policeman
as Car Driver
as Chanel Girl
as Manuel's Companion
as Pharmacy Customer
as Bar Owner
as Zulema's Client
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Critic Reviews for Princesas (Princesses)
With not a pimp in sight, no mention of people-trafficking, and a single token drug-addict, this Spanish prostitution drama is serenely old-fashioned.
The film has inspirational messages about the rewards of multicultural integration, but its tacit approval of prostitution as a rewarding career choice seems a bit peculiar.
Compelling, frequently funny and, commendably, resists wrapping things up sentimentally. Nice Manu Chao soundtrack, too.
Despite the difficult subject matter, there is colour and energy to the storytelling that betrays a diehard optimism and is vaguely reminiscent of Pedro Almodovar's films. Aranoa keeps a loose, fluid feel to the action and ups the tempo with music.
Aranoa sketches a melancholy based on accurate human observation.
Audience Reviews for Princesas (Princesses)
Boring! But well made if you want to know about the trials and tribulations of Spanish hookers.
Good movie. Fairly realistic, (or appeared to be), portrayal of prostitution. I liked the ending and the sense of hope for the main character instead of the usual, wound up dead or may as well be. The other lead character did not fare quite as well, but that's where the realism comes into it, and at least it wasn't all bleak for her. (Not that I mind bleak as that is how things are, but this was a refreshing change).
Mixes styles with reasonable success and Pena gives a believable nuanced performance but some of her flights of fancy are a little contrived.