Director Michael Glawogger has a knack for shadowing pimps and hookers through the city's armpits. The third part of his existential trilogy that began with Megacities and Workingman's Death culminates in the whorehouses of three metropolises.
Hershman Leeson asks the audience? "Can you name three women artists?" She took her camera into the streets where flabbergasted subjects exiting world-class museums struggle to name names. A few, tentatively, produce, "Frida Kahlo?"
To look at the escalating popularity of the documentary film is to enter an interesting, complicated, and collectively psychoanalytic exploration of the role of desire and dreams in a time of mass confusion.