The Beauty Exchange

The Beauty Exchange
Ženy pro měny

Czech Republic, 2004, 77 min
Documentary

The Beauty Exchange
Ženy pro měny

Czech Republic, 2004, 77 min
Documentary

A feature-length tragicomic documentary about women who live under the sway of the ever-present ideal of the perfect female body. The film looks at those who create this ideal, at Cosmopolitan magazine, and at the truckloads of the money sacrificed every day to the powerful cult of beauty. Eva entrusts her body and her life savings to a plastic surgeon so that he may fulfill her lifelong dream: having bigger breasts. Magda tries every '100% tested' (and untested) diet product. Karolína uses the latest cosmetics and buys the latest fashions. An rather inconspicuous student named Zuzana enters the Top Model of the New Millennium contest and is transformed into a fashion icon. All of them long for a perfect body, like those they see on the cover of women's magazines. And all of them fight for that perfect form by any means necessary...

Cast / Eva Doležalová, Karolína Chudá, Zuzana Přikrylová, Magda Roškotová    Writer / Erika Hníková    Story / Erika Hníková    DoP / Marek Janda    Editor / Jakub Hejna    Sound / Milan Petrinjac, Ivan Horák

Release Date / 18 November 2004

Czech Film Center

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