THE DUTCH SHOWCASE
- Hubert Dubois
What should be done about prostitution ? We are told it has always existed, that it is unavoidable. Society can consequently tolerate prostitution on condition it doesn't become too obtrusive. Some say the solution is to legalize it , as Holland has done. This film takes us to the very core of a system where the sale of the human body has become a business like any other. While entrepreneur's profits soar, customers consume in total impunity and the State get rich, the sex workers themselves speak but never show themselves. It is not enough to decree that prostitution is a job like another to make it respectable. What justifies legalization? Should the Dutch example become a model for the European Union? This film removes all the masks, one by one, to show that beyond the majority view promoted by Holland, prostitution, even legalized, remains a form of slavery.
Cinétévé - EMS Swink, ARTE France
with the participation of
Centre National de la Cinématographie
and the support of
Programme MEDIA de l’Union Européenne
Beta Num, DVcam
Couleur, VF, V. Ang.
Soirée d'ouverture hors compétition du FIGRA 2003.
Festival International de bar 2003
Festival International de films de résistances 2003
Image and sound: Hubert Dubois
Editing: Michèle Coyrbou, Paul Morris
Original Score: Hubert Dubois
DOC & CO
Cinétévé / EMS Swynk /ARTE France - 2002