Call Girl

Stockholm, late 1970s. Within a stone’s throw of government buildings and juvenile homes lies the seductive world of sex clubs, discotheques and private residences. Call Girl tells the story of how young Iris is recruited from the bottom of society into a ruthless world where power can get you anything. [Synopsis courtesy of TIFF]


Effervescent Charlotte leads a comfortable life, dating her best friend’s brother and teaching young children to dance, but she aches for an affection she feels her cold mother and ailing alcoholic father have never offered. After learning that Henrik, the half-brother she’s never met, has moved to Oslo, Charlotte tentatively initiates contact. As the pair sketch out a tenuous bond, a relationship initially based on make-believe wish fulfillment soon deepens into a self-destructive sexual attraction that threatens to upend both their lives. [Synopsis courtesy of Sundance Film Festival]


Erika has it all: a good job, lots of friends and a secure relationship. Until the day it all falls apart. Suddenly this perfect life means nothing, and the feelings she once was able to control are no longer within reach. She starts going to group therapy and meets other people with different kinds of traumas. One day a question is raised within the group: Why shouldn’t we be allowed to feel good? The group decides to head for a place of complete anonymity. A place where you can reboot your persona and become whoever you want to be – they start checking into hotels.