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In This Tricky Life

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Original title
En la puta vida
Year
Running time
97 min.
Country
Uruguay Uruguay
Director
Screenwriter
Beatriz Flores Silva, Janos J. Kovacsi
Music
Carlos de Silveira
Cinematography
Francisco Gozón
Cast
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Producer
Co-production Uruguay-Belgium-Spain-Cuba
Genre
Drama | Prostitution
Synopsis / Plot
Montevideo, Uruguay. In this comedic drama, Elisa, 27, dreams of opening her own hairdressing salon in one of the rich districts of the Uruguayan capital. A bit of a rebel, one day Elisa moves out of her mother's house with her two children and breaks up with Garcia, her boss and lover who has infuriated her by not wanting to get married. So, in the space of twenty-four hours, Elisa finds herself without a roof over her head, without a man, without a job and without money. Her best friend Loulou finds her a job - in the brothel run by Dona Jacqueline. And without really being aware of it, Elisa slides into prostitution, which leads her to Barcelona. She falls in love, she is exploited, she gets involved in transvestite gang wars, and meanwhile just dreams of earning enough money for her little beauty salon back home.
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